We join global call for advanced human-relevant technologies to find COVID19 vaccine
Nearly 100 experts worldwide say animal tests not the best way to progress coronavirus treatments
The letter, which echoes our joint call last month with other animal protection organisations, is directed at the World Health Organisation, along with national governments, funding bodies and regulators, ahead of the World Health Assembly on Monday 18 May, and recommends a shift towards humane and human-relevant research to tackle the coronavirus pandemic.
Over 90% of drugs which prove promising in animal trials fail in humans. Despite this, laboratories around the world, including in the UK, US, Netherlands, and China, are using animals to test possible vaccines for COVID-19.