Your questions about animals used for scientific research
We want to answer your questions and concerns about animal testing in Europe and below are some of the most common concerns. If you don’t find your answer here, please email your question and we will respond as soon as possible.
Yes there are many non-animal methods approved and used today. Animals are replaced, either by methods that don’t involve animals at all or by those that use only the cells or tissues of animals. Many replacement alternatives involve these in vitro (“in glass”) techniques, where the studies are done with cells or tissues in culture. Other alternatives include silico methods replicating animals’ reactions through a computer program.