Last updated on: 12/9/2013 | Author: ProCon.org

American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS) Biography

Position:
Pro to the question "Should Animals Be Used for Scientific or Commercial Testing?"
Reasoning:

“The use of animals in research is a privilege that must be carefully guarded to assure human and animal relief from the specter of disease and suffering. To ignore human and animal suffering is irresponsible and unethical. Nearly every major medical advance of the 20th century has depended largely on research with animals. Our best hope for developing preventions, treatments and cures for diseases such as Alzheimer’s, AIDS and cancer will also involve biomedical research using animals. In fact, research on animals is in many cases an obligation.”

“Animal Research FAQ,” aalas.org (accessed Oct. 23, 2013)

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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Description:

“The American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS) is a membership association of professionals employed around the world in academia, government, and private industry who are dedicated to the humane care and treatment of laboratory animals, as well as the quality research that leads to scientific gains that benefit people and animals. AALAS provides educational materials to laboratory animal care professionals and researchers, administers certification programs for laboratory animal technicians and managers, publishes scholarly journals, supports laboratory animal science research, and serves as the premier forum for the exchange of information and expertise in the care and use of laboratory animals.”

“About AALAS,” aalas.org (accessed Nov. 14, 2013)

Mission:

“AALAS is an association of professionals that advances responsible laboratory animal care and use to benefit people and animals.”

“About AALAS,” aalas.org (accessed Nov. 14, 2013)

Other:
501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation
Quoted in:
Pro & Con Quotes: Should Animals Be Used for Scientific or Commercial Testing?