The primary ethical issue in biomedical research is not the researchers, nor the questions being asked, but the tools chosen to answer those questions. With the development of non animal methods and models, it is possible to bring compassion and better science to modern laboratories and classrooms.
The fact is, many alternatives already exist. Their implementation has brought us closer to the end of animal use in science, but we still have a long way to go. Researchers are working on new alternatives every day, with great support from the scientific and animal rights communities. The tools they’ve already created are nothing short of extraordinary: