The Ethics of Research Involving Animals
"Animal research has been, and can potentially be, scientifically valid, in that it is possible to extrapolate from animal models to humans (or other animals) in specific cases... [and] certain animal models have played significant roles in the study of particular diseases and... led to the discovery of treatments for human diseases."
"Producing a new medicine is a lengthy and complex process, and that decisions on compounds that should proceed to the next stage are taken using a wide range of information. Tests on animals play a vital role, but they are not the only source of information that is used to determine safety and efficacy."
"... research and testing both genetically normal and GM animals has proved relevant to humans, and, in combination with other methods such as in vitro and clinical studies, has contributed significantly to biomedical understanding."