A publication by Michael Brunt and Dan Weary, titled Public Consultation in the Evaluation of Animal Research Protocols, was recently published in PLoS ONE. The aim of this study was to assess the potential for public feedback on animal research protocols, and to develop an understanding of the types of animal research the public are accepting of. The study found that 90% of survey responses involved nuanced and clear comments Using an online survey, 1521 US participants provided comments after reading non-technical summaries of the research projects. The large majority of these participants provided clear and often nuanced comments. You can see the full results here: https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0260114
If you are interested, please take the same survey to see what you think about the animal research protocols viewed by the participants:https://ubc.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eku7Tn3wGN2tHQWThere are 5 different protocols — take the survey multiple times to see each one.