National Anti-vivisection Society

 

National Antivisection Society

Isnít it true that life quality and expectancy have improved because of animal experiments?

To claim that improvements in quality and expectancy of life have relied upon animal research is a gross overstatement, usually made by those with a vested interest in animal research in an attempt to claim credit for all medical progress.

History demonstrates that the real reasons for increased life expectancy are improvements in hygiene and sanitation which have prevented the occurrence and spread of disease; improvements in nutrition and lifestyle which have made people healthier and more resistant to infection. Official statistics show that declining mortality was mainly due to a reduction of infectious diseases, which declined before therapies were introduced.

The World Health Organisation estimates that diseases related to dirty water account for 30,000 child deaths every day.

On the other hand, the disease that are on the increase in the west are those of the current sedentary lifestyle, complicated by a home and work environment saturated in chemicals. These diseases include heart disease, obesity, cancer, diabetes, asthma, allergies, etc.

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