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Michael Gray's Avatar Jump to comment 6 by Michael Gray

I had thoughts about establishing a registry of humans who would be willing to volunteer to undergo necessary medical-testing procedures in place of animals.
But I was forced to abandon the concept due to not gaining provisional assent from even one self-professed animal-rights supporter. And my requests extended to uni-students who were vociferously against any form of animal testing.
Paid volunteers are a dreadful non-solution, for reasons that have been listed elsewhere in studies, mainly that such a group rapidly becomes non-representative of any real-person if they make a career out of submitting as a professional "guinea-pig".

Is it time to investigate this idea once more?

Sat, 06 Aug 2011 08:37:10 UTC | #858543