Vaccines for the coronavirus—to date all tested on nonhuman animals—have made their way into distribution. This has prompted both hope for a brighter 2021, and a quandary for vegans and animal advocates opposed to such testing. More broadly, calls for the use of animals in coronavirus vaccine experimentation have increased, at the same time they are prompting criticism of animal experimentation models as highly exploitive, disregarding of the animals’ welfare, and indeed unnecessary. Fortunately, new technologies are allowing models that could make animal testing unnecessary…. Read more in the January 2021 Human-Animal Studies Report.

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“Flu Vaccination Grippe” by Daniel Paquet is licensed under CC BY 2.0

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