We are not yet a year old, yet we are already being named and recognized in Parliament by a new Early Day Motion, number 373, tabled by Kelvin Hopkins MP and calling for the false claims that animal experiments can ‘predict’ the responses of human patients to be held to effective public scientific account.
Britain’s foremost human rights defence barrister Michael Mansfield QC has endorsed the debate conditions for EDM 373, which require a senior scientist from the animal experimentation community to agree face his/her medical opposition in open, fair debate with Dr Ray Greek, the president of our medical Board which leads its field. The British Medical Journal reflects the need for this thorough scientific debate hearing in its Editor’s Choice published in June 2014 titled How Predictive and Productive is Animal Research? This article concludes by quoting the paper it cites:
“If research conducted on animals continues to be unable to reasonably predict what can be expected in humans, the public’s continuing endorsement and funding of preclinical animal research seems misplaced.”
Please ask your MP to sign this historic EDM, simply click on the image below to type in your post code and go from there: