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Animal research is a controversial topic. But medical and scientific research depends on the humane use of animals in order to develop life-saving treatments and cures for dozens of diseases affecting humans and animals. Because we recognize the importance of animal research to serve the greater good, AAALAC endorses the use of animals to advance medicine and science—when there are no non-animal alternatives, and when it is done in an ethical and humane way.

When animals are used, AAALAC works with institutions and researchers to serve as a bridge between scientific progress and animal well-being. This is done through AAALAC's voluntary accreditation program. To earn AAALAC accreditation, institutions must demonstrate that they are meeting all animal research regulations required by law (and there are many!), and that they are also going beyond what's required by law to meet AAALAC standards for excellent animal care.

Right now, more than 850 companies, universities, hospitals, government agencies and other research institutions in 36 countries have earned AAALAC accreditation, demonstrating their commitment to responsible animal care and research. Some of the institutions that have earned AAALAC accreditation include the Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, The American Red Cross, and the National Institutes of Health.

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The Three Rs (Replace, Reduce, Refine)
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