Ashley Owen of Animal Aid makes some overblown claims in his letter (Write Back, April 23).
World Day for Animals in Laboratories is not recognised by the UN. Ironically, it does recognise World Malaria Day – a disease that benefits from animal research.
He claims that 3.5 million animals are "subjected to experiments", yet nearly half of these are the birth of a laboratory mouse. Only 2% of experiments involve substantial suffering.
Understanding Animal Research
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