NO to the ban on animal and human experimentation: swissethics rejects the federal popular initiative «Yes to the ban on animal and human experiments» of February 13, 2022


The Federal Act on Research involving Human Beings (HRA) thoroughly regulates clinical trials and research projects in Switzerland. swissethics is committed to clinical research that meets the highest ethical and scientific standards.

Acceptance of the initiative would create ethically questionable situations. All clinical trials would then be banned in Switzerland, medical care in Switzerland would be put at risk and patients would no longer benefit from new medicines and medical innovations. This is ethically unacceptable.

swissethics supports the positions of unimedsuisse, SAMW and SCTO. These provide further information and arguments on the compelling need to reject this initiative (in German link, in French link).