Argument: Animal testing has significantly improved human welfare

Issue Report: Animal testing


The Foundation for Biomedical Research, an American interest group supporting animal research. – “Animal research has played a vital role in virtually every major medical advance of the last century.”[1]

Joseph E. Murray, MD, 1990 Nobel Laureate and professor emeritus, Harvard Medical School – “Animal experimentation has been essential to the development of all cardiac surgery, transplantation surgery, joint replacement and all vaccinations.”[2]

Coalition for Medical Progress launched ‘The People’s Petition’ on 20 April 2006. – “1) I believe that medical research is essential for developing new medical and veterinary treatments. I understand that finding safe and effective treatments and medicines requires some studies using animals.”