PETA International Science Consortium Publishes Paper on Ending the Use of Animals in Antibody Production

The PETA International Science Consortium Ltd. co-authored a paper with a government agency that will help end the use of animals to produce antibodies—a process in which hundreds of thousands of animals each year are injected with foreign substances and then are repeatedly bled or endure needles being inserted into their abdomens to extract the antibodies that their immune systems produce. The paper, published in ALTEX, describes a meeting led by PETA scientists that outlined a plan to implement a large-scale transition to animal-free antibodies.

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