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Joint statement against the initiative to ban experiments on animals and humans

The federal popular initiative submitted in March 2019 calls for a ban on experiments on animals and humans and a ban on trade and approval of products developed using animal experiments.

The Swiss Clinical Trial Organisation (SCTO), the Swiss Network of Paediatric Research Centres (SwissPedNet), the Swiss Group for Clinical Cancer Research (SAKK), and the Swiss Paediatric Oncology Group (SPOG) reject the initiative, as a ban on experiments on humans is contrary to the wellfare of patients, their families and society. In addition, the initiative prevents progress in medical research and endangers Switzerland as a research location.

The statement of 4 June 2020 is available as a PDF document in German and French.

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