Animal Law Clinic launch photos – 9 May 2013

(photos courtesy of Lea Croyden, Fitzroy Legal Service)


The Hon. Justice Marcia Neave and Adjunct Professor Rob Hulls

The Hon. Justice Marcia Neave, Carolyn Burnside and guests

MC and LFA Exec member Moira Rayner

LFA Exec member Moira Rayner and Vice-President of LFA Astrid Haban-Beer

Animal Testing

Cruel and painful testing on animals is widespread in medicine, agriculture, pharmaceutics and education. However, the scientific merit and human benefit of many of these tests is contested by numerous scientists.

Amendments to the Code of Practice have seen ‘benchmarks’ implemented calling for the three R’s: reduction (less animals used), replacement (non-animal alternatives) and refinement (ensuring suffering is minimised).

Unfortunately, there is still a long way to go before there is an onus on people to utilise non-animal means of testing – such as the use of proteins from human cells.


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