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Enikő Demény

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Petr Jemelka and Martin Gluchman

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Silviya S. Aleksandrova-Yankulovska

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Josef Kuře

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Piotr Grzegorz Nowak

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V.I. Popa, I. Lascar, M. Valcu, Ioana Teona Sebe, B. Caraban and Arina Cristiana Margina


Animal experiments are used on a large scale worldwide in order to develop or to refine new medicines, medicinal products or surgical procedures. It is morally wrong to cause animals to suffer, this is why animal experimentation causes serious moral problems.

We must realize that we have moral and legal obligations when dealing with animals in our care, and this should become our high priority before any experiment. We have to take responsibility for the life of the animals and we have to act honorably regarding this issue because we have been given a trust by society in general which is not to be taken lightly.

There is an ongoing societal debate about ethical issues of animal use in science. This paper is addressed to current and future researchers and is an appeal for them to (re)consider their personal views concerning the issue under scrutiny and their responsibility in ensuring that results would make the sacrifice worthwhile.

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