Monday, 1 March 2010

Animal rights

This is episode 307 from the series never let science interfere with ideology which deals with the Animal Rights Movement. These idealists proclaim to save animal life by correcting the falsehood that experiments on animals are essential to understanding diseases and developing medical treatment.

Leave it to Orac to correct the misleading, if not severly reality-denying, statements. He concludes his article with the following:
Just remember, whenever you hear seemingly "scientific" arguments against animal research that emphasize how bad and inaccurate it is, ask for concrete examples from the peer-reviewed literature that show that non-animal modalities are consistently equal to or better than animal experiments to answer the question being asked. You'll be hard-pressed to find them.
But then again, since when do we need science to influence our views?

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