Both are true - even though humane, non-animal methods are increasingly available.
Modern non-animal testing methods spare animals from suffering and dying in painful experiments AND are also increasingly cheaper and more human-relevant.
This is why we are supporting the Humane and Existing Alternatives in Research and Testing Sciences (HEARTS) Act - and we urge you to join us!
The HEARTS Act will prioritize the use of humane and effective alternatives to animals in experiments funded by the National Institutes of Health. View bill factsheet and FAQs here.