We are delighted to announce that seventy MPs have now signed EDMs 263 and 22, holding misleading laboratory animal models – falsely claimed able to ‘predict’ the responses of human patients – to thorough public scientific account. This is a huge step forward for PCFC as we campaign for the rapid advancement of effective treatments and cures. Brand new Parliamentarians, Dame Anne Begg MP for Aberdeen South; Fabian Hamilton MP for Leeds, North East; Jim Hood MP for Lanark and Hamilton East; Sir Gerald Kaufman MP for Manchester, Gorton and Nigel Dodds MP for Belfast North add their weight to this massive step for human medicine, as it struggles free from the grip of vested interests that still keep it chained to the principles of veterinary medicine.
Both Parliamentary EDMs call for scientists – who still claim that animal models benefit human patients – to participate in properly moderated, public scientific debates with the leading medical Board in its field, Americans and Europeans for Medical Advancement, who provide our evidence.
The question of the falsely claimed predictive value of animal experiments for human patients is increasingly becoming the focus of leading scientific journals, not least of which is the British Medical Journal which published their ‘Editors Choice’ in June 2014, titled ‘How Predictive and Productive is Animal Research?‘ This article concluded by citing the paper it quoted:
“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”.
Further supporting evidence from a wide field of medical expertise is highlighted in our recent news feed .
The debate conditions for EDMs 22 and 263 have been endorsed by Britain’s foremost human rights defence barrister Michael Mansfield QC . The EDMs’ call for debates is unique because a panel of judges will be present who will include experts from the fields of clinical medicine, complexity/chaos theory, philosophy of science, evolutionary biology, clinical research, drug development, and basic research. The debate conditions are specifically designed to achieve a scientific result which can be submitted as evidence in a wider legal action as well as to government bodies, in order to change now demonstrably outdated laws.
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