The so-called ‘Big Animal Research Debate’ is false and no more than a big con!
We have published tweets making sure people are aware that there is a false project called the ‘Big Animal Research Debate’, organised by the UK’s PR for animal experiments ‘Understanding Animal Research’ (UAR). This so-called ‘debate’ is aimed at influencing young people at universities, to try and mislead them that animal-based research helps human patients. We are grateful to Dr. Dan Lyons for his tweets exposing UAR’s agenda:
— Dr Dan Lyons (@DoctorDanLyons) February 6, 2017
The so-called ‘Big Animal Research Debate’, aka UAR, have refused to submit the name of their expert for the genuine medical debate being called for by 134 MPs and Dr. Jane Goodall, who underlines the importance of a genuine debate hearing – being overseen by independent experts from the relevant fields of scientific expertise, who will judge which of the two opposing scientific positions is correct.
UAR are not interested in medical truth. Parliamentary EDM 400 draws attention to their empty ‘Concordat On Openness On Animal Research’, which proclaims to develop communications with the media and public, but in reality hides from rigorous scientific scrutiny, preferring instead to attempt to mislead young minds by organising unmoderated debates at university debating societies, about a life and death issue, with no qualified independent experts on hand to guide the event and judge the debate’s conclusions.
Thank you to Peter Egan for his quick tweets helping people understand that the ‘Big Animal Reearch Debate’ – @animalarguments – is a big con and not to be trusted.
— Peter Egan (@PeterEgan6) February 6, 2017
We should also point out that the title ‘Animal Research’ is deliberately twisting the use of a term employed by scientists who research the wild lives of animals – including the Jane Goodall Institute. Animal research is like human research: it is always for the benefit of the research subject, and conducted with their full consent. Animal experimentation is the term that UAR should be using, like human experimentation: this always harms the subject and is never conducted with their consent. Please visit this medical blog by Ray Greek MD for more light on the use of these important meanings.
PLEASE TAKE ACTION TO HELP!
Please ask your MP to sign Parliamentary EDM 400, which call for a genuine medical debate hearing about false claims that animal experiments can predict the responses of human patients. Simply type in your post code at this link to write to your MP today!