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Last Updated: Wednesday October 11 2006 10:51 GMT

Newsround visit to animal testing lab

Newsround's Laura visited an animal testing lab in Oxfordshire. She had to wash her hands and wear a special suit and hat. She even had an 'air shower' to blow off any dust

Newsround's Laura visited an animal testing lab in Oxfordshire. She had to wash her hands and wear a special suit and hat. She even had an 'air shower' to blow off any dust

Dressed in her special outfit, Laura starts making her film about a very difficult issue - animal testing

Dressed in her special outfit, Laura starts making her film about a very difficult issue - animal testing

Laura takes a closer look at the mice, which are being used by scientists trying to find a cure for glue ear - an illness that affects lots of kids

Laura takes a closer look at the mice, which are being used by scientists trying to find a cure for glue ear - an illness that affects lots of kids

Mice don't look like humans, but there are some similarities inside their bodies. Millions of animals are used for experiments in the UK every year

Mice don't look like humans, but there are some similarities inside their bodies. Millions of animals are used for experiments in the UK every year

Many people think it's cruel to use animals in experiments. They want scientists to find other ways of developing medicines

Many people think it's cruel to use animals in experiments. They want scientists to find other ways of developing medicines

But animal testers argue that their work has an important role in curing illness and disease. What do you think? Click on  our chat page to join in the debate

But animal testers argue that their work has an important role in curing illness and disease. What do you think? Click on our chat page to join in the debate



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