Sunday, November 9, 2008

EU regulations to protect Great Apes

Tom Feilden reports on the EU providing protection for primates in medical experimentation and for banning experiments on the great apes all together. "Underpinning the draft directive is the principle of the 3R's -

reducing the number of animals to a minimum, refining experiments to alleviate suffering, and replacing animals with alternatives wherever possible.
It's an approach that has been pioneered here in the UK, and some are already referring to the plan as a Europe-wide adoption of "the British model"."

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Tom Feilden reports

The proposals seem fairly consistent with those proposed by Darwin.