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Animals in science

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Promote the adoption of a comprehensive and concrete EU strategy with milestones to phase out the use of animals in research, testing and education

More than 12 million animals are used each year in Europe for scientific purposes. Besides the potentially painful experimentation processes, the way animals are raised, kept and housed can also be a source of distress and suffering. Animal experimentation has long been a contentious issue for ethical reasons. It now has also become a contested practice based on scientific grounds, as a growing number of scientists question the reliability of using animals and stress that data can not be easily extrapolated from animals to people. With the development of alternative methods, allowing scientists to replace and reduce the use of animals, the European Union should promote a clear strategy with milestones and timelines to phase out the use of animals in research, testing and education.