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Welcome to For Life on Earth
It is indeed stating the obvious to say that we do not rush our children and other relatives to the local veterinary clinic if they are ill, or worse, critically ill. Likewise, we do not take our companion animals to the outpatient's emergency departments at our hospitals when they are ill.
FOR LIFE ON EARTH presents science that supports this common sense, best illustrated by the leading medical Board in its field Americans and Europeans For Medical Advancement (AFMA/EFMA) and the seminal work Animal Models in Light of Evolution (2009). There is a layman's version of this book, written especially for the non-scientist, entitled FAQS About the Use of Animals in Science.
Both these books explain exactly how and why experimenting on animals - to predict responses in humans - is asking animals to do something they are not capable of. This, in turn, is damaging human medicine. Immense empirical evidence supports this position. Animal Models in Light of Evolution places this empirical evidence within the context of evolutionary biology and provides us with conclusions that entirely support our decisions not to take critically ill people to the vet.
Added to this, science is now entering the age of personalised medicine where treatments are tailor-made for you and you alone - for your unique genetic makeup. This extraordinary progress is also being held back by the persistent use of animal testing.
FOR LIFE ON EARTH exists because evidence from up-to-date science demands that experiments on animals must be stopped on human medical and scientific grounds.
Disclaimer: FOR LIFE ON EARTH (FLOE) is delighted and grateful other organisations and campaigns are highlighting our scientific evidence. At the same time it must be clarified that FLOE accepts no responsibility for the personnel in charge of, or content of any text written by, any organisation or campaign outside that of FOR LIFE ON EARTH's website, Facebook, twitter account and personal correspondence.
Kelvin Hopkins MP has tabled EDM 373 holding animal experiments to effective public scientific account, in open, fair medical debate hearings: please type in your post code to ask your MP to sign the EDM
Britain's foremost human rights defence barrister Michael Mansfield QC, pictured below, has endorsed the debate conditions for our medical debate hearings, that will have independent judges from the relevant fields of scientific expertise.
We are in dialogue with the animal experimentation community's lobbying group 'Understanding Animal Research' with a view to holding their 'Concordat on Openness on Animal Research' to account through properly moderated, public scientific debates. Two EDMs calling for this scientific debate and have attracted the signatures of 83 MPs, so far, including Paul Flynn MP, Tom Watson MP, Zac Goldsmith MP, Diane Abbott MP, Caroline Lucas MP; Charles Kennedy MP; Mike Weatherley MP and John Mann MP.
You can read more about the human cost of experiments on animals in the peer reviewed article 'The Nuremberg Code subverts human health and safety by requiring animal modeling'
Multiple sclerosis patient, Rebecca Groves, narrated an introductory video slide-show representing the needs of patients and their families for our first Parliamentary EDM. Rebecca has recently left FLOE to form her own organisation Patients Campaigning For Cures.