“I’m Not Going to Make a Song and Dance about It…”
Having been involved with the biomedical sciences and alternatives for 30 of the 50 years since Russell and Burch published The Principles of Humane Experimental Technique, I feel well placed to speak of the contributions made by FRAME over the last 40 years. FRAME has promoted the development and use of alternatives by presenting the “better science” arguments to scientists, promoting informed discussion, changing opinions and changing behaviours. FRAME has also contributed constructively to the political debate, and was instrumental in promoting legislation which incorporated the principles of the Three Rs. Times are changing, and the Three Rs are increasing being politicised: and FRAME is particularly well placed to ensure that good science and good welfare, rather than ideology, remain the basis for interest in and progress with the Three Rs.