IRISH NOVELIST JOHN Banville yesterday criticised Trinity College Dublin’s use of thousands of animals for research purposes as “absolutely disgraceful”.
The college used a total of 3,000 rats and 21,000 mice in the university in 2016 for a range of research projects which involve the use of animals. These included research of Alzheimer’s disease, genetics, arthritis, bowel disease and multiple sclerosis.
While the use of animal testing in research of illnesses and diseases is seen by many as necessary, the practice is still used in the testing of certain consumer products.
But does the practice affect your purchasing?
We’re asking: Are you less likely to buy products that are tested on animals?
- Only if I knew
- If I had an alternative
- I don’t know