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Is testing on primates still needed?

October 18th, 2016

Episode 1264 of 1342 episodes

Animal rights charity Cruelty Free International has published a report suggesting that a great deal of the research done on monkeys is unnecessary, and that viable alternatives involving patients suffering from the diseases being investigated already exist. Senior research scientist at Cruelty Free International Jarrod Bailey and professor of neuroscience and philosophy at University of London Colin Blakemore discuss the ethics of the research. (Image: Monkey. Credit: AFP/Getty)

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