Michael F.W. Festing
Most people agree that we have a moral obligation to reduce pain and suffering, both in humans and in animals. This creates a moral dilemma, because while we do not like using animals in medical research, the results of such research can sometimes be spectacular. It has been estimated that the discovery of insulin in the 1920s by Banting & Best, which used a small number of dogs, has saved over 32 million lives. Before that time, Type I diabetes was almost always a fatal disease of children.
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