Research Papers

Need help understanding the facts about animal experiments? There are many resources available – academic papers, systematic reviews and conference proceedings - that provide credible references as to why animals are not good models for human medicines.

The following list provides links to such items we believe can assist you.

Citation
Abstracts of the 9th World Congress on Alternatives and Animal Use in the Life Sciences, Prague, 2014. (24-28 August).
Link:
http://www.altex.ch/ALTEX-Proceedings/Current-Proceedings.97.html
Keywords:
Alternatives, 3Rs, animal model
Record type:
Conference Proceedings
Citation
Akhtar, A. (2011). Animals and public health: Why treating animals better is critical to human welfare. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
Link:
http://www.palgraveconnect.com/pc/doifinder/10.1057/9780230358522
Keywords:
Animal welfare, ethics, animal experiments, public health
Record type:
Book
Citation
Akhtar, A. (2015). The flaws and human harms of animal experimentation. Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics, 24(04), 407-419.
Link:
http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0963180115000079
Keywords:
Ethics, drug development, bias, species specificity, animal model
Record type:
Academic Paper
Citation
Amerio, A., Gálvez, J. F., Odone, A., Dalley, S. A., & Ghaemi, S. N. (2015). Carcinogenicity of psychotropic drugs: A systematic review of US Food and Drug Administration–required preclinical in vivo studies
Link:
http://anp.sagepub.com/content/49/8/686.abstract
Keywords:
Psychotropic drugs, carcinogenicity, animal model, bias
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Citation
Animal Justice Project USA, & Taxpayers Protection Alliance. (2016). Deadly doses: Exposing the Federal Government's funding of the slaughter of millions of dollars & countless creatures: Animal Justice Project USA and Taxpayers Protection Alliance
Link:
http://www.protectingtaxpayers.org/assets/files/Deadly%20Doses%20March%202016.pdf
Keywords:
Recreational drugs, waste of taxes, rats, mice
Record type:
Report
Citation
Archibald, K., Coleman, R., & Foster, C. (2011). Open letter to UK Prime Minister David Cameron and Health Secretary Andrew Lansley on safety of medicines. The Lancet, 377(9781), 1915.
Link:
http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736%2811%2960802-7/fulltext
Keywords:
Animal experiments, drug safety, drug effectiveness
Record type:
Expert Opinion
Citation
Bailey, J. (2009). An examination of chimpanzee use in human cancer research. Alternatives to laboratory animals : ATLA, 37(4), 399-416
Link:
https://crueltyfreeinternational.org/sites/default/files/Bailey_%20chimpanzees_cancer_ATLA_2009.pdf
Keywords:
Animal welfare, chimpanzees, non-human primates, drug evaluation
Record type:
Academic Paper,Review
Citation
Bailey, J. (2010). An assessment of the use of chimpanzees in hepatitis C research past, present and future: 1. Validity of the chimpanzee model. Alternatives to laboratory animals : ATLA, 38(5), 387-418
Link:
https://crueltyfreeinternational.org/sites/default/files/Bailey_hepC_future_1_ATLA_2010.pdf
Keywords:
Viral hepatitis vaccines, immunology, animal models, alternatives
Record type:
Academic Paper
Citation
Bailey, J. (2010). An assessment of the use of chimpanzees in hepatitis C research past, present and future: 2. Alternative replacement methods. Alternatives to laboratory animals : ATLA, 38(6), 471-494
Link:
https://crueltyfreeinternational.org/sites/default/files/Bailey_hepC_future_2_ATLA_2010.pdf
Keywords:
Animal welfare, alternatives, hepatitis C, species specificity
Record type:
Academic Paper
Citation
Bailey, J. (2011). Lessons from chimpanzee-based research on human disease: the implications of genetic differences. Alternatives to laboratory animals : ATLA, 39(6), 527-540.
Link:
http://www.atla.org.uk/category/atla39/atla39-6/
Keywords:
Ethics, species specificity, drug safety, drug effectiveness, reproducibility of results
Record type:
Academic Paper

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