Explanations shift attitudes to animal experimentsBMJ 1999; 318 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.318.7196.1438a (Published 29 May 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:1438
- Richard Woodman
Attitudes on animal experimentation shift dramatically when people are told about the potential medical benefits, according to results of a major new poll.
Sixty four per cent of a representative sample of 2009 people in Britain aged 15 years and over disagreed with the view that scientists should be allowed to conduct any experiment on animals, and only 24%agreed. However, when told that animal experiments might hasten development of treatments for life threatening diseases, such as leukaemia and AIDS, there was a huge …