Basel declaration defends animal research

Posted on: 10-12-2010

The Basel Declaration reiterates the legal and ethical requirements of the signatories to reduce the use of animals as far as possible, and to keep their suffering to a minimum. But is also forcefully disputes recent efforts to declare animal use in basis research less acceptable than animal use in experiments that may yield practical benefits.

Published online 6 December 2010 | Nature 468, 742 (2010) |