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  2. Aug 30, 2021

Physicians Committee Co-Authors Statement Calling for Progress in Replacing Animals in Science

31 Advocacy Groups Sign Statement Addressing All Attendees of the 11th World Congress on Alternatives and Animal Use in the Life Sciences.

Ethical Science requires the replacement of animals used in education, research, and testing; advancing science must go hand in hand with changing policies to ensure new models and methods are used in place of animals. Despite advancing science, animals are not being replaced quickly enough, which is why Physicians Committee co-authored a statement calling for faster progress to be made.

At the 11th World Congress on Alternatives and Animal Use in the Life Sciences 2021, we co-authored a statement calling for more progress to be made in replacing animals in science. Physicians Committee and 30 other advocacy organizations asked for decision-makers to implement policy and regulation changes to accelerate the uptake of non-animal methods as replacements for animals in education, research, and testing, for institutions to promote strategies that phase-out the use of animals, and for World Congress organizers to focus on accelerating the implementation of non-animal approaches at future World Congresses.

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