David Attenborough accused of being seduced by ‘pseudoscience’ after criticisng ‘cruel’ animal …

Sir David Attenborough has been accused of being seduced by “pseudoscience”, as researches hit back at his demand for an end to the use of certain types of “cruel” brain experiments on primates. The highly respected naturalist and broadcaster joined leading scientists in signing an open letter to The Independent on Wednesday, saying it was time to stop funding some potentially painful or cruel types of neuroscience experiments on primates. The letter, organised by Cruelty Free International, (CFI) formerly the British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection, said there had now been enough progress in human-based alternatives to question the necessity of experiments subjecting primates to fluid deprivation and movement restraint. Commenting on the letter he had signed, Sir David said: “The recognition that apes, certainly, and to an extent…


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