American Psychological Association Reaffirms Support for Animal Research

The American Psychological Association (APA) released a statement reaffirming “its long-standing support for ethically sound and scientifically valid research with nonhuman animals and the scientists who conduct it,” noting that animal research has “significantly improved the health and well-being of both human and nonhuman animals.” The statement recognizes the importance of animal research in the development and discovery of cures for diseases like tuberculosis, Parkinson’s disease, polio, muscular dystrophy, and high blood pressure. The APA is comprised of nearly 115,700 researchers, educators, clinicians, consultants, and students in the field of psychology.

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