News & CommentAnimal Experimentation

Going Dutch: Mainstreaming Alternatives

Science  11 Oct 1996:
Vol. 274, Issue 5285, pp. 170
DOI: 10.1126/science.274.5285.170


The Netherlands has taken the lead on alternatives to animal testing and has slashed the number of animals used by some 60% since 1978. Dutch law requires classes in animal welfare and consideration of alternative methods, which researchers say can be time-consuming but don't unduly impede research.