Listen to the new radio interview with Dr Andre Menache, explaining how very cruel dog experiments fail to predict the responses of human patients.
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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, science that is best illustrated by 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.
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. Britain's leading human rights defence barrister Michael Mansfield QC, pictured below, has endorsed the debate conditions called for by new Parliamentary EDM 22. This is an updated version of EDM 263 from the last Parliamentary session, which attracted the support of 52 MPs, including Paul Flynn MP, Zac Goldsmith MP, Diane Abbott MP, Caroline Lucas MP and Mike Weatherly MP.
Ask your MP to sign EDM 22 here!
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'
Twenty-four year old multiple sclerosis patient, Rebecca Groves, narrates the introductory video slide-show to the Patient Families and Friends Group, below, formed to represent the needs of patients and their families.
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