The suffering of guinea pigs

German researchers complain that we don't know enough about the well-being and suffering of lab animals. The group "Forum Tierversuche in der Forschung" was formed and it published an impulse paper to incite the debate on the situation of lab animals. The third of the 3Rs is refinement (reduce, replace, refine). According to the scientists, it must not be discussed alone but in the context of the other Rs as only experiments in which the animals are as stress-free as possible produce significant results.

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