Our Guiding Principals


PiLAS is a forum aimed to facilitate discussion about animal experimentation and its alternatives, with a focus on the proper application of the Three R principles of Russell and Burch to ensure the highest possible standards of animal welfare.


Katherine’s article reminds us of the guiding principle for veterinarians – “when in doubt, support the animals” – and questions how well the profession upholds this principle as long as we endorse or fail to challenge legislation that allows the use of painful and invasive procedures on laboratory animals.


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