Animals are a huge part of our daily lives. They provide food and clothing. They offer us companionship and comfort. They have been used for transport, farming, and construction. They protect us from other animals and our environment. They provide assistance when we are disabled. They help ensure that food, medicines, and the environment are safe for both us and our animal companions. Think of a world with no animals other than humans—it would be very stark, indeed.

Animals also serve an important role in research. Without animal research, people and animals all over the world would suffer from a range of illnesses and conditions. Animal welfare affects everyone. This website shows you how animals help scientists in research—and how research, in turn, helps animals

Every animal is unique in its own way. We have created this page for you to explore and learn more about all these animals and their important contributions to biomedical science!

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