yeah, unfortunately here in reality, priorities must be set. A human life saved is more meaningful than mice, rats, pigs etc being tested. It is sad to me, touching topic, but as a professional from medical field, I can tell you FDA will not even approve meds for human clinical trials without extensive results and outcomes from animal studies (there have been some exceptions)
All those good anti-parkinson drugs coming out- thank those Rats that were there to help pioneer it. Alzheimers slowing drugs- thank more than one animal study with those. I could go on forever blabbering which we know blah blah blah, but I guess my point of view is they are not being visciously treated or thought of as "lab rats" If you have spent time in Medical biology lab at university you would find out that many are sensitive to this topic with animals.
Dreama, I respect your opinion that you stated, for if we all never voiced our opinion new ideas and ideals may not be established.