Interesting that Dr Festing, yet again, has had to resort to attacking the credibility of those that disagree with him instead of sticking to the science ? but then I suppose he finds himself in good company.\n \nMuch of the science that reveals animal research to be irrelevant may well be funded by groups that wish to see an end to it, but their findings are ?out there? for all to see, and open to criticism. That organisations such as his are funded by industries that profit from animal experimentation is one thing; that they provide no solid scientific arguments themselves, either to support the validity of animal research or to counter the claims of those who do not, is revealing.\n \nThe finding that animal tests correlate with human teratogenicity just half the time, and that there are better tests around, indeed ought to cause major reverberations. For Dr Festing to ignore this and simply mock the journal that contained the report is laughable.