Approved by the AALAS Board of Trustees, September 2000
The American Association for Laboratory Animal Science acknowledges and declares our gratitude to and respect for the laboratory animals we use. We acknowledge the privilege granted by the society that enables us to continue to use them in conducting essential scientific discovery, efficiency and safety testing. The Association and its membership reaffirms its resolve to continue to be at the forefront of improving the humane use of animals that are necessary to conduct research that will continue to lead to the better health and well-being of both animals and humans alike. The Association accepts these serious responsibilities with due regard to both the potential benefits and the ethical costs implicit in research conducted with animals.