"...the few experiments we carry out on primates have the potential to alleviate a vast amount of human suffering"
Professor Roger Morris is based at Kings College London. He is quoted in an article in The Guardian - Ban on primate experiments would be devastating, scientists warn - on the 2nd November 2008.
The article is in response to a meeting in Brussels planned for the following week, concerning the future of primate research in Europe.
"We should not forget that the few experiments we carry out on primates have the potential to alleviate a vast amount of human suffering. In the case of Parkinson's, a few thousand animals will help develop models that could prevent hundreds of thousands of people suffering lingering deaths, their brains etched from within, and whose families face terrible emotional suffering."