A song about alternatives to animal testing

Jun 22 2016 Published by under science, training

Everyone who is involved in animal research has heard about the 3Rs: Replacement, Reduction and Refinement. They are the key items scientists need to address in order to argue that what they want to test is not possible in any other model system than an intact animal, but that all care will be taken to reduce the number of animals and refine the way the animals are treated.

The 3Rs were first described by Russell and Burch in 1959 but what I did not know is that Bill Russell much later wrote a brilliant song describing the 3Rs:

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  • uffca.ca says:

    Various alternatives to animal testing were proposed to overcome the drawbacks associated with animal experiments and avoid the unethical procedures.

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