Key Issues Flawed and Outdated Animal Models Animal use in science is based on the questionable presumption that data from animal models can accurately apply to humans. But in the 21st century, we know that’s simply not the case. Ethical Problems with Animal Use How can we justify the tragedy of each individual life—however short and brutal—caged in an artificial environment which deprives them of experiencing life as nature intended? Growing Need for Humane Alternatives The demonstrated and abysmal failure of animal models requires that we move past these archaic “solutions” and instead turn our attention to smarter, humane methods of advancing science. Waste and Cruelty of Dissection It’s cruel, it’s unnecessary, and it costs the lives of untold millions of animals every year. So why is dissection still practiced in our nation’s classrooms? And what is it really teaching our children? Care of Animals Retired From Research As we end the use of animals in science, where will the animals currently in suffering in laboratories go? Who will provide for these animals once they are free from research and testing?