THERE has been a lot of media coverage recently on animal experiments and the antics of the animal activists, which is over the top.

I do not agree with testing on animals for cosmetic or smoking purposes.

But I do agree with the experiment on a dog for insulin by Banten and Best in 1921.

Without these drugs I would not be here today and enjoy a relatively normal life and neither would millions of other people over the years worldwide.

Thousands of people with all sorts of medical conditions have benefited from animal testing for new drugs and will continue to.

So spare a thought for people who have had their lives made easier as a result of animal tests, which are humanely carried out.

Freeing animals and digging people up is not the answer.

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