In medical research, experiments are still being carried out on millions of mice, rabbits, rats, dogs and monkeys worldwide, even though it has recently become increasingly difficult to obtain approval for animal experiments. In biomedical basic research in particular, researchers repeatedly stress the great importance of these animal experiments. Diseases such as cancer, dementia, heart disease or diabetes are still considered incurable. Animal experiments are therefore indispensable for testing new drugs, for example. But is that really true?
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