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The role of ‘public opinion’ in the UK animal research debate
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    Public opinion is a key component to debate on animal experiments

    Dear Sir

    The article by Dr Hobson-West (The role of public opinion in the UK animal research debate) contains an interesting discussion about the extent to which public opinion should guide the ethical debate about animal research (and indeed other controversial issues).

    Our view is that it is a key component in the debate. The cost:benefit test which lies at the heart of the UK legislation is a value-lad...

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