National Anti-vivisection Society


National Antivisection Society

Why vivisection is flawed


What happens to laboratory animals
Many people are opposed to animals suffering and dying in experiments for trivial products such as beauty cosmetics, but are less sure about research labelled as ‘medical’. This is understandable, for we all want to see medical progress.

But are experiments on animals really necessary for progress? We think not. In fact the majority of medical research does not use animals, and where animals are used each species responds differently to drugs and chemicals - therefore results from animal tests are unreliable as a means of predicting likely effects in humans.

Click on each species to see the type of experiments those animals are used in and the differences between that species and humans.

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