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Animal Testing

Animal testing, also known as animal experimentation, animal research, vivisection, and in vivo testing, is the use of non-human animals in cruel and painful experiments for human benefit in science, medicine and consumerism.

While laws around the globe state that it is ‘acceptable’ to use and inflict such suffering upon animals for human gain in things such as treatable and preventable medicine, the overwhelming majority of people see such practices as morally abhorrent given the technological advancements that exist.

The Australian Code for the Care and Use of Animals for Scientific Purposes (the Australian Code) was established on the initiative of scientists in 1969. The stated purpose of the Australian Code is to promote the ethical, humane and responsible care and use of animals for scientific purposes which is entirely for human gain—many fail to see how such a practice could ever be humane or ethical.

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