This report, produced jointly by the British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection and Compassion in World Farming, fills a number of significant gaps in the current debate about xenotransplantation.
In this report we also summarise the ethical and welfare issues concerning experiments on animals for xenotransplant research and their possible use as source animals for organs. Both these aspects are responsible for much pain and distress caused to many animals. We prefer the term “source animals” to “donor animals”, because animals do not choose to donate their organs for xenotransplantation.
Langley, G., & D'Silva, J. (1998). Animal Organs in Humans: Uncalculated Risks & Unanswered Questions. British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection and Compassion in World Farming.