Animal Welfare and the Three R's
Produced by Understanding Animal Research, this information leaflet looks at the replacement, refinement and reduction (3R's) principle in animal research. It describes:
• Replacement of animals in research with alternative techniques;
• Refinement of scientific procedures to enhance animal welfare;
• Reduction of the number of animals used.
The leaflet is useful as information for teachers and also as background or research information for students.
HEALTH and SAFETY
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