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Fellow Challenges Researchers on Animal Testing


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Fellow Challenges Researchers on Animal Testing
26th September 2011

[Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics] Fellow Dr Andrew Knight has challenged the
utility of animal testing at three international conferences on laboratory
animal science.

Dr Knight, who is a veterinarian and a bioethicist, called upon the research
community to more accurately weigh the likely human benefits against the
costs to animals enrolled in invasive research programmes. �Too often�, he
asserted, �studies following animal research have demonstrated that
assumptions of medical benefits were unrealistic. An accurate weighing of
the likely costs and benefits of such research is expected by society,
required by legislation, and is morally imperative.�

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