BUAV review concludes reporting of animal care and implementation of 3Rs wholly inadequate

09/03/2011

The BUAV has conducted a review of scientific publications involving animal research carried out at European institutions. The review looked at 250 randomly selected papers from key science journals reporting the use of nonhuman primates or mice in medical experiments. The results show that, despite apparent increases in references to animal research legislation and codes of practice, there was little increase in the reporting of the specific implementation of the 3Rs between the years 1986 and 2006. 

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