FENS and SfN Issue Joint Statement on Non-human Primate Research
Following recent attacks by extremists against scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics in Tubingen, Germany, the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS) and the Society for Neuroscience (SfN) have released a statement. FENS and SfN strongly advocate the responsible use of animals in biomedical research. Animal models including (but not limited to) rodents, insects, fish and non-human primates (monkeys) are vital and irreplaceable for advancing scientific progress.
This work is essential to combating the devastation of human neurological and psychiatric diseases, which affect more than 1 billion people worldwide, and for improving veterinary health. Read the Joint Statement on the Importance of Non-human Primates in Biomedical Research.