Communicating Current Issues of Animal Research: How should we open the magic box?
Venue: Conference Room F08
Due to recent positive changes of public acceptance on the use of animals in science led to a wide consensus on the ethical framework supporting animal research in Europe, ensuring the highest health and welfare standards, and the widest ever implementation of the 3Rs. In addition to this, greater openness on the use of animals in research can encourage public trust and allow the scientific community to speak with a united voice. In doing so it can prevent individuals and organizations from being isolated. Pro-active communications will help to garner support and improve understanding; non-communication will only prolong opposition and mistrust. We all need to play a role in illuminating the complex social issues involved with animal research and its benefits to human and animal health.