FRAME response to EU "Stop Vivisection" initiative discussion
"Need to start a much more constructive dialogue between scientists and non-scientists."The discussion this week of the “Stop Vivisection” initiative has highlighted several extremely important issues. Firstly, the high priority that needs to be given to replacement of animal experiments with scientifically valid alternatives. Secondly, the limited relevance to human disease processes of many animal studies. Thirdly, the poor understanding across much of society of why animal experiments are undertaken currently and the bad consequences that would ensure were these to be banned in Europe.