OUR FOUNDER AND VISION
Our founder is Rebecca Groves, a twenty eight year-old who has multiple sclerosis. Living with MS, Rebecca has learnt how current mainstream drug development research is failing human patients like her, along with millions of others in need of effective treatments and cures. This failure happens because current research still relies on disease models that are scientifically proven to be unable to 'predict' the responses of humans. This is now demonstrated to cause - including fatal - harm to humans.
OUR MEDICAL EXPERTS AT AFMA/EFMA
Our medical position is represented by the leading scientific board in its field, Americans and Europeans for Medical Advancement (AFMA/EFMA). Authors of five books on the human cost of experiments on animals, AFMA/EFMA place decades of empirical evidence within the wider context of Trans-Species Modeling Theory. AFMA/EFMA have published numerous times in the peer-reviewed scientific literature.
OUR MPs IN PARLIAMENT
Kelvin Hopkins MP has tabled Parliamentary EDM 66 which highlights our campaign: for the first time in history, animal experimentation is acknowledged as a life and death issue for human patients. EDM 66 calls for a properly moderated public scientific debate about the very real human cost of trying to apply veterinary principles to human patients. Previous EDMs on this have attracted the support of Jeremy Corbyn MP, Tom Watson MP, Diane Abbott MP, Zac Goldsmith MP, Sir Gerald Kaufman MP; Michael Meacher MP; Sir Greg Knight MP; Caroline Lucas MP, and Gordon Henderson MP
We are supported by many MPs including Sir Alan Meale MP, Jeremy Corbyn MP, Tom Watson MP, Paul Fynn MP, Diane Abbott MP, Caroline Lucas MP and Sir Greg Knight MP. We also benefit from the support of inspirational public figures including the great concert pianist John Lill CBE, Britian's foremost human rights barrister Michael Mansfield QC, acclaimed National Theatre actor and Downton Abbey's star Peter Egan - who is Patron of the science-based campaign FLOE - the wonderful actress Lesley Nicol who plays Mrs Patmore in Downton Abbey, and the human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell. Preeminent primatologist Dr Jane Goodall has published a filmed statement calling for the MPs' science debate hearing, please watch that here.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Here you will find answers to some of the most commonly asked questions, such as why do animal experiments continue to be a legal requirement in the face of such qualified medical opposition? Give me specific examples of when animal models have caused - including fatal - harm to human patients? Outline state-of-the art modern human-based research methods which need prioritizing now. How can we speed up government action to abolish harmful outdated laws which mislead science? And much, much more!