African elephant (Loxodonta africana) Kruger National Park, South Africa
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"The use of animals in biomedical research is a sensitive topic and raises concern from the general public. Although no-one is in favour of using animals for research purposes, for both scientific and legal reasons this is, in many cases, still unavoidable. Animals are used for scientific research and to assess safety of new pharmaceuticals, vaccines and other medical products, and in a limited number of cases for specific training purposes of veterinary and human doctors. In general, animal models are essential to fill the gap between in vitro research in the laboratory and ultimate testing in humans. However, it should be noted that non-human primates are only used in cases where the scientific information cannot be obtained in other animal species, so research in primates provides the most suitable option. The use of non-human primates in biomedical research is only 0.1 per cent of the total number of animals used for scientific purposes in the EU. Their use in biomedical research is restricted to specific basic research and research in relation to potentially life-threatening and debilitating diseases. These include procedures required by legislation for safety and efficacy testing of pharmaceutical products and devices; in fundamentally oriented studies aimed at answering biological questions; and for applied research on development of human medicines.”
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