Biomedical researchers whose work involves animal studies follow strict animal care standards set by their institutions, the USDA and international bodies, and researchers frequently personally care about and form attachments to their lab animals, says Americans for Medical Progress Executive Director Paula Clifford, a veterinary technician who has had direct responsibility for research animal welfare. A vast number of life-changing discoveries have resulted from animal research, and many of those discoveries benefit our pets, Clifford and Communications Director Jim Newman say.
Researchers bond with animals that give gift of life
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