Poll Shows Overwhelming Public Support for Non-Animal Research

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A new poll about animal testing by Ipsos MORI reveals that the majority of the British public want to see much more work done to implement non-animal research methods.

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Here are some key facts from this year’s survey:

  • A staggering 74 per cent call for more work on non-animal approaches.
  • 59 per cent of Britons are concerned about the use of animals in experiments.
  • 34 per cent do not trust the regulatory system that governs animal experimentation.
  • Support for an outright ban on animal experimentation is at a 14-year high, at 26 per cent.

Despite this continuing shift in public opinion, Britain is still conducting millions of experiments on animals every year, and investment in cutting-edge, humane science is far below the levels it should be.

This lack of progress is especially baffling given that research methods that don’t use animals are likely to lead to far more accurate results. Testing on animals is obsolete – systematic reviews in leading medical journals show that studying human diseases in monkeys, rodents, or other animals is fraught with problems, because we are studying species that aren’t analogous to humans.

This new data makes it clear that the public thinks we should be focusing on innovative non-animal methods, not on archaic experiments in which animals are drugged, cut open, burned, or electrocuted. The government needs to take this message on board and act urgently to make Britain a global leader in progressive, compassionate scientific research that’s fit for the 21st century.

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Comments

  • Tanya Kay commented on September 19, 2016 at 3:47 pm

    Animal testing must stop PERIOD! THERE IS NO EVIDENCE TO SUGGEST THERE IS ANY BENEFIT TO HUMANITY FOR THIS CONSTANT VIOLATION OF ANIMALS

  • rosemary commented on September 19, 2016 at 3:49 pm

    why do they do it. all animals have feelings this has to stop

  • jackie commented on September 19, 2016 at 4:09 pm

    ANIMAL EXPERIMENTS SHOULD STOP.

  • Barb Rosa commented on September 19, 2016 at 4:59 pm

    against ‘all’ abuse & cruelty, no respect, test on other things, ‘not our’ animals

  • Barb Rosa commented on September 19, 2016 at 5:00 pm

    no respect

  • Malcolm Trattles commented on September 19, 2016 at 5:13 pm

    Stop this inhumanity now.

  • Pam Havard commented on September 19, 2016 at 5:15 pm

    Cruel, cruel, cruel. We must stop the suffering of these poor animals. Unnecessary, inhumane, and purely barbaric. STOP IT NOW

  • Magdalena Cabeza commented on September 19, 2016 at 5:25 pm

    I find it difficult to imagine what sort of person can carry out these experiment on animals. They have feelings and are vulnerable. If these people are walking the street, I wonder what else they may be capable off. Please can we create a world of love and respect for ALL, is that too much to ask. You have the power. I can only work on my level ❤️

  • Christine Berry commented on September 19, 2016 at 5:31 pm

    Why should animals suffer?????

  • Jill ohara commented on September 19, 2016 at 5:39 pm

    Please stop this there’s no need for this it’s barbaric horrific and evil all my products around the house and my toiletrys are NOT TESTED ON ANIMALS

  • Trudie commented on September 19, 2016 at 5:54 pm

    We apparently can’t use our products in our pets yet they can be tested on them this doesn’t make any sense

  • Nicole Laborne commented on September 19, 2016 at 6:07 pm

    Animal experiments must stop now !

  • Kathleen Durning commented on September 19, 2016 at 6:55 pm

    No experiments on animals.

  • Terri commented on September 19, 2016 at 7:19 pm

    This is so cruel…please stop !

  • jake commented on September 19, 2016 at 7:48 pm

    THIS HAS TO STOP. Animals have feelings too. Why just why?

  • Clare Grainger commented on September 19, 2016 at 7:49 pm

    Please stop the cruelty it’s heartbreaking

  • Jan mccarthy commented on September 19, 2016 at 8:10 pm

    Stop animal testing nothing should put through
    Pain it’s evil and wicked

  • Carol Rutter commented on September 19, 2016 at 8:17 pm

    Why in gods name are we still experimenting on these innocent animals, the pain and the suffering
    has to stop. We call ourselves civilised human beings. Then lets put an end to these animals suffering. Say no to experiementing on animals.

  • Lucy loveridge commented on September 19, 2016 at 8:47 pm

    There is no point to animal testing, they don’t react S we do. It’s barbaric and I can’t believe this is still allowed to go on !

  • May D commented on September 20, 2016 at 12:23 am

    There is NO scientific backup or proof that animal testing has EVER worked on a human. We do not need to subject these outdated and torturous methods on animals anymore. Stem cell is the way forward. Test humans for humans!

  • Tom Holder commented on September 20, 2016 at 10:05 am

    You should probably include the top-line number which says over two-thirds of people support the use of animals in research…

  • isabel Turner commented on September 20, 2016 at 11:03 am

    I think this is utterly traumatic for these animals and about time they stopped using them in this way. I wonder how these people would feel if others started using their children for experiments? This would be a no go area.

  • Christie commented on September 20, 2016 at 11:39 am

    Animals suffering physical and mental pain is uncalled for, its inhumane and it can not be allowed!

  • Emma commented on September 20, 2016 at 3:00 pm

    Please please stop this horrific suffering animals are so Loving and caring they need love not torcher

  • Maureen Martin commented on September 20, 2016 at 4:03 pm

    This must be stopped.

  • Cindy commented on September 20, 2016 at 4:38 pm

    Such awful torture inflicted on these loving trusting animals. If you want to do horrific testing, then do it to yourselves.

  • linda roberts commented on September 20, 2016 at 5:34 pm

    This should be banned in this day and age

  • Jason martin commented on September 20, 2016 at 10:18 pm

    Stop now.

  • Lorna Goodman commented on October 2, 2016 at 5:26 pm

    About time humans are listening !

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