"Primate models are only used when animals such as rats and mice cannot be used"
Professor Roger Lemon, Director of the UCL Institute of Neurology was quoted in an article in The Independent on 3rd June 2006. The article is based on the issue of primates, primarily apes in research titled - Scientists 'should be allowed to test on apes.
"I do not think there is any difficulty in experimenting where non-human primates are needed and will continue to be needed to study models of debilitating diseases...
Primate models are only used when animals such as rats and mice cannot be used"