Professor Dylan Jones is Pro Vice-Chancellor for Biomedical and Life Sciences at Cardiff University.
He told ITV Cymru Wales that the university's animal research procedures are strictly regulated, 'certainly not cruel' and play an important part in establishing ways to alleviate human suffering.
He conceded that the institution would like to reduce the number of animals used, but said it would be 'some time' before scientists could rely solely on other methods of testing, as some remain 'unsophisticated and unreliable'.
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Mainly dry with lengthy clear spells overnight and just a few showers likely, especially in the north and west.
Ysgol Uwchradd Caergybi became the UK's first comprehensive 65 years ago. Academies are now dominant in England, but certainly not in Wales.
Dry for most, but a few showers likely.