Animals are used in preference to humans only because the pro-human voice is, so far, more powerful than the pro-animal voice. Scientists have the animals at their mercy but they are afraid to use humans, who, for most of their purposes, would be far better models.
Brian Furman suggests that anti-vivisectionists should refuse treatments that were developed using experimental animals. But we are not all heroes: espousal of a cause is not necessarily a call to martyrdom.
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IF IT is OK to experiment on animals for the benefit of people, is it OK to experiment on people for the benefit of animals?
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