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Call to Replace Prolonged Pain Experiments in Mice

A new literature review by Physicians Committee authors published in the Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science raises serious questions about pain experiments in mice.

The review shows that the number of prolonged neuropathic, inflammatory, and chronic pain experiments on mice has increased dramatically in the past decade. In the 55 studies reviewed, there were no references to basic animal welfare standards.

The authors say that their findings suggest that researchers conducting prolonged pain research on mice are paying little, if any, heed to even simple ethical principles, let alone nonanimal methods.

The review also stresses that alternative approaches can replace animal use. Aside from ethical problems, studies in mice have been misleading researchers for years, according to a new study just published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The study’s authors concluded: “New approaches need to be explored to improve the ways that human diseases are studied.”

Read more about the problems with mice experiments at PCRM.org/Mousetrap.

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