From the Assistant Secretary for Health
Windom, Robert E.
JAMA. 1988 Feb 26; 259(8): 1137.
The Assistant Secretary for Health asserts that love for animals and lack of public understanding of the incalculable benefits to people and animals of research involving animals has led to questions concerning the ethical and practical rationale for animal research. He enumerates scientific gains attributed to animal research and notes governmental and professional standards issued to protect laboratory animals. Chiding those in the medical and scientific communities who have avoided confronting animal rights activists seeking to abolish animal research, he urges biomedical scientists to take an active role in informing the public, the media, and government officials of the merits of such research. (KIE abstract)
Animal Experimentation; Animal Rights; Animal Welfare; Biomedical Research; Federal Government; Government; Government Regulation; Health; Investigators; Laboratory Animals; Love; Organizations; Professional Organizations; Public Policy; Professional Standards; Regulation; Research; Rights; Risks and Benefits; Standards; State Government;