Animal testing – what is the public opinion in Europe?
The University of Rotterdam investigated this question by developing the PlayDecide game “Animal testing in biomedical research.” Information is provided on all important aspects of the topic, and at the end of the game participants choose one of four positions – from wholesale rejection to wholesale approval.
Pro-Test is a non-profit initiative involving animal keepers, students, researchers and veterinarians. Almost all of them have been involved in animal experimentation personally and want to talk about it openly and honestly. The website provides general information on the use of animals in scientific research and publishes articles on current affairs and studies related to the topic.
Understanding Animal Research
This website provides transparent information for various groups with an interest in the topic, such as school students and journalists. Understanding Animal Research is a British organization based in London with more than 100 member institutions.
Animal testing in research
The German Reference Centre for Ethics in the Life Sciences (DRZE) publishes detailed reports on its website discussing the significance and legal aspects of animal experiments as well as key questions surrounding the ethical debate.
Animal welfare as a national objective
The Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL) is responsible for animal welfare matters in Germany. The ministry’s website pools information for the public on the topic of animal welfare in research.