Arguments for a Centre of Excellence
The National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS) is the world's
premier anti-vivisection group. Their research has shown that animal experiments
are unreliable, unethical and unnecessary, and that animal experiments
can actually harm people, because of misleading results from animal tests
when applied to the human situation.
Lord Sainsbury attempted to overturn the initial refusal of planning
permission for the proposed primate labs, saying that they are of national
importance. NAVS have produced a detailed response to Lord Sainsbury's
Human brain imaging, molecular modelling, patient studies and epidemiological
studies are already being conducted in the UK without the use of animals.
The UK will continue to have world-class neuroscience without the proposed
primate research centre.
The futility of neurological research using primates has been demonstrated
at universities around the country - such as an experiment on macaques
at Oxford, the results of which directly contradicted results from human
studies. NAVS urges Cambridge University to use its resources to create
a world-class Centre of Excellence using state-of-the-art (non-animal)
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Find out more about NAVS and the work that they do at www.navs.org.uk