24th of April – Laboratory Animals Protection Day
Established in 1979 by National Anti-Vivisection Society(NAVS) and recognized by the United Nations.
Animals have already taken part in scientific trials for a long time, but such experiments were more random, not regular. Notion “Laboratory animal” have taken its place in scientific vocabulary by the end of XIX century, due to the rapid growth and recognition of testing biology and medicine. Animal scientific trials methodology distinguished into the separate area of activity in second half of XX century.
At this moment, laboratory animals contribute modeling pathologic processes, aid in conducting trials of medicine preparations, cosmetics, supplements, household chemical goods, tobacco products. The major sponsors of such studies are pharmaceutical and cosmetics companies. Also, laboratory animals take part in the education of medical and veterinary personnel.
There are variable events taking place in different countries on the 24th of April. These events are directed to enlighten laboratory animals treatment issues.
This week we going to discover for you some data, connected with laboratory animals trials, you might do not know about, check our website for updates.