PLEASE ASK YOUR MP TO SIGN Early Day Motion 250
Parliamentary Early Day Motion 250 calls for a rigorous public scientific hearing on animal experiments, judged by independent experts from the relevant fields of science, including clinical medicine, complexity/chaos theory, evolutionary biology, philosophy of science, clinical research, drug development and basic research.
Here's the full EDM:
That this House notes the science-based campaign, For Life On Earth, with its Beagle ambassador, rescued ex-laboratory dog Scarlet; congratulates Scarlet on winning the Animal Hero, Inspirational Animal of the Year Award 2018; further notes that the latest Home Office figures show that the numbers of dogs used in UK experiments increased from 2,496 dogs in 2017 to 2,909 dogs in 2018; notes that scientists in the wider scientific community outside the animal-based research sector openly acknowledge the failure of animal testing in the search for human treatments and cures, and that those experts include scientists working in the pharmaceutical industry, the Editor in Chief of the British Medical Journal, the US-based National Cancer Institute, which says that cures for cancer have been lost because studies in rodents have been believed, and the Food and Drug Administration which states that 9 out of 10 new medicines fail to pass human trials because animals cannot predict responses in humans; notes Doctors Greek and Shanks' Trans-Species Modelling Theory, founded upon the theory of evolution, explaining why animals fail as predictive models of humans; and urgently calls on the Government to mandate a rigorous public scientific hearing, judged by independent experts from the relevant fields of science, to stop the funding of the now proven failed practice of animal testing and enable funding to finance state-of-the-art human-based research, such as human-on-a-chip and gene-based medicine, in order to prioritise the arrival of effective treatments and cures for human patients and stop the suffering of laboratory dogs and other animals.
Please visit this link to read the EDM on the UK Parliament website https://edm.parliament.uk/early-day-motion/56706/a-public-scientific-hearing-on-animal-experiments
This Early Day Motion opens with a tribute to FLOE's Beagle Ambassador, rescued ex-laboratory dog Scarlett, who won the Daily Mirror Animal Hero Award, Inspirational Animal of the Year, 2018. Dogs are family members, yet they are used as the chosen second species for testing new medicines, destined for human patients. These experiments are not only horrifically cruel - involving dogs having chemicals pumped directly into their stomachs for up to 90 days, with no pain relief or anaesthetic - the experiments are also now proven to entirely fail the search for human treatments and cures.
For more information on the campaign with rescued ex-laboratory Scarlett Beagle, Ricky Gervais and Peter Egan, please visit Scarlett's website https://www.scarlettbeagle.org/
The EDM includes text that unpacks the scientific evidence against using dogs and other animals to model humans, as outlined on FLOE's website.
PLEASE ASK YOUR MP TO SIGN EDM 250
Simply type in your postcode at this link to ask your MP to sign the EDM: http://forlifeonearth.eaction.online/
It's time for our Government to mandate a public scientific hearing on animal experiments, judged by independent experts from the relevant fields of science, so that a new law can ban the animal modeling of humans and redirect valuable research funds towards state-of-the-art human-based methods, such as body on a chip and gene-based medicine, to prioritise the arrival of effective human treatments and cures - and stop the suffering of dogs and other animals.
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