Islam recognizes that human beings have always been dependent on animals for their survival and therefore permits the use of animals in science experiments which serve to benefit mankind. In chapter 45, verse 14, of the Holy Quran, God tells us:
“And He has subjected to you whatsoever is in the heavens and whatsoever is in the earth: all this is from Him.”
This reveals that God has placed human beings in the highest order of living species and has blessed them with the right to use the lower order of the species for beneficial purposes. The underlying principle is that the use of animals for all causes must be justified. Unnecessary waste and cruelty towards God’s creatures is not permitted by the Holy Quran . Many sayings of the Holy Prophet also exemplify the kind treatment that Islam has advocated for animals .
 Holy Quran: 6:39, 45:13, 31:20
 Maulana M.A. Cheema. THE HOLY PROPHET MUHAMMAD (Peace and blessing of Allah be upon Him), p.17-19