Institutional transparency on animal research can improve public understanding: Opinion


The use of animals for research can be a divisive issue, but institutional transparency may help improve understanding of the topic and the processes around live animal research in Canada, writes University of Guelph Postdoctoral Research Fellow Michael W Brunt. While some groups campaign for animal use in research to end altogether, Brunt argues that using live animals in research is necessary to make life-saving advances in science and medicine. Brunt further discusses the strict regulations and processes around animal research in Canada, which members of the public are not often aware of. Brunt recommends that institutions work towards achieving transparency and informed public discourse when releasing information on animal research. The Conversation Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.

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