Animal welfare groups have criticised the European Commission for promoting monkey research in a new preliminary opinion published by its Scientific Committee on Health Environmental and Emerging Risks (SCHEER).

Scientists from Cruelty Free International and the European Coalition to End Animal Experiments (ECEAE) slammed the SCHEER report, which they said fails to address flaws evident in a 2009 report.

For instance, the 2009 SCHEER report was criticised by Cruelty Free International and ...

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