Switzerland bans medical experiments on animals: referendum today

Switzerland bans medical experiments on animals referendum today


Islamabad – Switzerland is a major center of the global pharmaceutical industry. The campaign of animal rights groups there has proved so strong that they have now garnered enough support for a national referendum on whether to ban animal medical experiments in the country.

Switzerland, one of the most beautiful valleys in Europe and considered a masterpiece of natural beauty, is unique in many ways. People from all over the world come to this country to see natural beauty. The country is also highly developed in the agriculture and medical industry. However, like other regions and countries of the world, climate change is also damaging its natural beauty.

A number of environmental and animal protection campaigns are underway in Switzerland, raising awareness at the public and governmental levels.

Medical experiments on animals

According to Switzerland’s official figures, in 2020, more than 500,000 animals died in the country during laboratory experiments alone. They included 400,000 rats, about 406,000 dogs, 1,500 cats and 1,600 horses.

In addition, animals such as monkeys, pigs, fish, and birds are animals that die either during medical experiments or later. France boycotts the utilization of wild creatures in carnivals
Dr. Renato Varandley, from northeastern Switzerland, launched a campaign against animal medical experiments under Switzerland’s direct democracy.

Experiments on animals are unnecessary and cruel he says. I believe we can make medicine without this process. 

The aftereffect of the mandate will be conclusive

Public support for the decision to ban the use of animals for medical experiments is low, and it is a relief to the country’s pharmaceutical sector, which has warned that such pharmaceutical companies and researchers Will have to move to countries.

We must not exploit animals for our own selfish ends says Dr. Renato Verndale. I give place to biochemical reactions, cited. Computer simulations or human micro-dosing can also be used to perform very effective medical experiments he said. New German law: Pet dogs must be taken for a walk twice a day

Pharmaceutical lobby group

Interpharma, a pharmaceutical company lobby group, says companies such as Roche and Novartis are involved in the sector. The sector accounts for nine percent of the Swiss economy and accounts for about half of Swiss exports. The Interpharma Lobby Group is leading the industry’s opposition to the animal protection campaign.

The group says that if the public decides in favor of the ban, it will be disastrous.

Research on drugs, medical studies in hospitals, and research in universities will not be possible,” said Rene Bohulser, head of Interpharma. Manufacturing will be hampered and the pharma industry will be wiped out.

Jean-Paul Clausel, chief executive of Idorsia, a large biopharmaceutical company based in Switzerland, told Reuters: So it was done on animals. The doctor who protects animals from war-torn areas

The position of scientists

Dr. Mariz van den Burke, a professor of medical experiments and tumor immunology at the University of Zurich, conducts experiments on tumor transplantation in mice and seeks to find out how the immune system can be strengthened to fight cancer. Is.

We don’t even know about 10% of the processes inside a tumor she says. It is impossible to use a computer model or cell culture and then try to understand the complex biology of cancer. Before starting a medical experiment on an animal, scientists must prove that there is no substitute for this experiment and that it is indeed an important research experiment.

According to Professor van den Burke, We experiment on 750 mice a year. They all die in the end. But there is no alternative. Without such specific experiments, medical science would not be able to make further progress and we would not be able to find treatments that could save human lives.

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