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Without animal research, millions of dogs, cats, and other pets and farm animals would have died from anthrax, distemper, canine parvovirus, feline leukemia, rabies, and more than 200 other diseases that are now preventable.

Benefits of Research

Helping People:
Did you know that you, your friends, and your family have all benefited from animal research? Without animal research, millions of people would die each year from a variety of illnesses. Thanks to research using animals, diseases such as polio have been virtually wiped out. Other illnesses, such as diabetes and arthritis, are controlled through animal research.
Helping Animals:
Animals benefit from research, too! Treatments and cures for conditions that affect people help those animals who are also susceptible to those conditions. Researchers also seek to conquer diseases that only affect animals, both to improve the well-being of their research animals and to help pets and farm animals live longer, healthier lives.
Discoveries:
Over the years, scientists have solved medical problems, cured diseases, and developed vaccines—all by using animals in biomedical research. This section lists medical breakthroughs from the early 1900s to the present, including information about current research.

 




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Do we really have the right to experiment on animals? What about their rights?
The use of animals in research is a privilege that must be carefully guarded to ensure human and animal relief from the specter of disease and suffering. To ignore human and animal suffering is irresponsible and unethical. more...
 
 

 

 

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