Animal test “breakthroughs” exaggerated in UK press
Our study reveals claimed benefits of animal research reported in UK media are over-hyped and often false
“We constantly see demonstration of the poor human relevance of animal research. Yet the media still frequently claims that animal testing is key for medical progress."
- News articles reporting animal research ‘breakthroughs’ are often exaggerated.
- The level of over-speculation is shown by the failure of most ‘breakthroughs’ to result in human benefit, even 25 years later.
- Just one of the 27 ‘breakthroughs’ resulted in clinical use and, even then, with big caveats.
- Twenty of the ‘breakthroughs’ failed outright to translate to any human benefit.