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Experiments on mice wrong

A new report describes how the research programme to tackle major human diseases by breeding and experimenting on genetically modified mice is resulting in terrible animal suffering.

Those responsible argue that it's worthwhile because the 'reprogrammed' rodents can teach us about human disease.

But while mice can feel pain and fear, the genetic differences between rodents and ourselves are too great for them to be reliable substitutes in research.

ANDREW TYLER

Animal Aid

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