The Iowa Academy of Science strongly opposes the attempts, made in the guise of "animal rights," to abolish the use of animals as scientific research and teaching subjects. Significant success in life science research has been due, in large, to the use of experimental animals. The rationale for such use lies in the fact that their organ systems, metabolic pathways and genetics have counterparts in humans. Therefore, the information gained from such research has been of enormous value to the welfare of humans and other animals.
Iowa Science Teachers Journal
"Science Notes - Statement of the Position of the Iowa Academy of Science on the Issue of Animal Rights,"
Iowa Science Teachers Journal: Vol. 27
, Article 10.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/istj/vol27/iss1/10