"Without animal testing, there will be no new drugs for new or hard-to-treat diseases..."
Article in the Lancet
'Animal research is a source of human compassion, not shame' - September 2004
“The use of animals in medical research and safety testing is a vital part of the quest to improve human health. It always has been and probably always will be, despite the alternatives available… Without animal testing, there will be no new drugs for new or hard-to-treat diseases… Rather than apologise for medicine as it is pursued today, society should be seeking to strengthen it. Animal research is an essential part of compassionate humanistic endeavour.”
The Lancet is known to be one of the world's leading medical journals. It is an independent journal, without affiliation to a medical or scientific organisation.
The Lancet, Volume 364, Issue 9 437, Pages 815 - 816, 4 September 2004