76 Parliamentarians have now signed two Early Day Motions, holding the continued public funding of invalid laboratory animal models to thorough medical account: that’s EDM 263 from the previous Parliamentary session and EDM 22 which is current.
Four additional new MPs have signed EDM 22 this week: Chris Ruane MP; for Vale of Clwyd; John Robertson MP for Glasgow North West; Teresa Pearce MP for Erith and Thamesmead and Stephen Lloyd MP for Eastbourne.
EDM 22 is a life line to patients urgently in need effective treatments and cures, who understand why the British Medical Journal‘s article titled ‘How Predictive and Productive is Animal Research?‘ stated that the ‘public’s continuing endorsement and funding of pre-clinical animal research seems misplaced’. Current medical science understands exactly why veterinary principles are failing humans, as do pharmaceutical companies who acknowledge the failure of laboratory animal models in their drug development process, and write about this this openly and often in the scientific literature.
EDM 22 calls for scientists from the vested interests, the animal experimentation community, to agree to debate their position in a scientific hearing with conditions endorsed by Britain’s foremost human rights defence barrister Michael Mansfield QC.
We’re supporting ‘Time to Hear the Scientific Evidence‘! Please click on the image below; simply type in your post code to ask your MP to sign EDM 22. Help us support Parliamentarians who are holding the continued funding of invalid laboratory animal models to public medical account: