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FLOE is at a loss to understand why the BUAV published a dog study with pro-vivisection FRAME, an organisation that ignores current scientific knowledge

The International Journal of Clinical Medicine has published a critique by leading medical experts European for Medical Advancement (EFMA), addressing a dog study co-written by FRAME and the BUAV as ‘scientifically unsustainable and unethical’. We present a statement about EFMA’s important critique, excerpt below, and … Continue reading

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EDITOR IN CHIEF at BMJ HIGHLIGHTS ” THE PUBLIC’S CONTINUING ENDORSEMENT & FUNDING OF PRECLINICAL ANIMAL RESEARCH SEEMS MISPLACED”

Fiona Godlee, Editor in Chief at the British Medical Journal, published her EDITORS CHOICE on 5th June, entitled How Predictive and Productive is Animal Research? Fiona Godlee highlights a paper entitled Is animal research sufficiently evidence based to be a cornerstone … Continue reading

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Martina Navratilova supports science-based medical research

Something for Roland Garros week at the French Open. Tennis legend Martina Navratilova wrote an endorsement for the first medical book ‘Sacred Cows and Golden Geese’, published in 2000 by AFMA/EFMA, the scientific Board which illustrates our evidence. Martina Navratilova wrote: … Continue reading

EFMA defeated a primate lab at Cambridge University – read about this track record of success

EFMA is the European branch of AFMA – Americans for Medical Advancement – and both organisations illustrate the scientific case for FLOE. In December 2002 EFMA acted as chief scientific witness for an historic animal protection coalition in the UK, … Continue reading

The Nine Main Accepted Ways Animals are Used in Science

Science and Morality Science as such is never about any moral issue, including animal welfare. Science addresses objective factual evidence solely. FLOE’s illustration of scientific knowledge supports seven of the nine main ways animals are used in science: categories 3-9 on the following list are viable uses of … Continue reading