Two of the most common false claims from the PR organisation for animal experimentation – ‘Understanding Animal Research’ (UAR) – are that penicillin and insulin would never have been discovered without the use of animal models – specifically dogs regarding the insulin claim. Both these claims are untrue and could be proved as such if UAR would agree to our called for medical debate hearing.

The following documents give a referenced history of the discovery of penicillin and insulin, and demonstrate that a) animal experimentation actually delayed the use of penicillin for humans for over a decade, because it has no effect on rabbits and b) insulin was derailed for humans becuase experiments on dogs led scientists to believe it was a liver disease. Here’s the penicillin document and here’s insulin document.

We support FLOE’s call for UAR to agree to debate our experts, supported by many MPs including Paul Flynn MP, Jeremy Corbyn MP, Diane Abbott MP, Sir Greg Knight MP, Gordon Henderson MP and Caroline Lucas MP. No scientist from UAR will agree to the MPs’ called for thorough medical debate hearing, which would be overseen by independent judges from the relevant fields of scientific expertise, qualified and capable of reaching a decision about such medical history.

An amazing giant Beagle is touring the UK, raising money for precision medicine: human-relevant Cancer Research Wales, a charity that understands the need for human-based research, not mice-based data!!!

Please DONATE to Cancer Research Wales, via the Big Beagle’s Just Giving page.

The girls taking this gorgeous #BigDog for his walks round the UK have been inspired by the amazing positivity of Stephen Sutton and one of his last bucket wishes: “to hug an animal bigger than me”. So Gina, Alex and Debbie have built a giant dog which has, this week, visited the stars at Hollyoaks; walked across the Humber Bridge; visited Manchester United and K9 at Doctor Who; appeared on BBC TV news and radio and is going places!!!

Please follow this gorgeous dog on facebook and twitter – be part of his life’s journey. Thank you 🙂

The BB at Hollyoaks
Debbie's photo of Becky with Patch, including her paw.

Well, last month our campaign hit a new milestone! On May 11th, Doctor Ray Greek testified at the EU parliament hearing, against the testing of human medicines and disease research on animals and he did a great job! He explained that disease research and the testing of medicines on animals is in fact preventing new human medicines from being discovered. This is a big milestone in our campaign because the next stage is to hold a moderated, scientific debate, which is what we have been wanting for a long time.

This is really exciting for us, knowing that we are one step closer to our goal. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your support and interest in this campaign and for taking the time to read up and educate yourselves on this very important issue, that affects so many of us and is holding back the progress of new cures and treatments for many life-changing and life threatening illnesses. If you would like more details on the EU parliament hearing, please have a look on our website http//patientscampaigningforcures.org or YouTube. Please continue to support us in anyway you can, as we are getting ever closer to reaching our goal.

Rebecca
Founder and Director
Patients Campaigning For Cures