The American Physiological Society (APS) has developed a new website to help explain the important role animal research plays in modern medicine – www.animalresearchcures.org . APS has been at the forefront of biomedical research advocacy, with a clear position statement on the importance of animal research and educational material on their website, as well as showing strong support for the Pro-Test Petition. The new website continues APS’s efforts to educate the public by providing answers to many common concerns about animal research such as “Why can’t they use computers instead?” and “Is research painful?” This frank and open explanation of animal research is necessary if we are ever to win over the hearts and minds of the American public.
On the website you can download the “Finding Cures, Saving Lives” brochure which provides easy-to-read information on how animal research has enabled many developments in modern medicine. Speaking of Research applauds the efforts of APS in tackling this tricky and controversial issue in a direct and up front manner.