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Watch our BBC news interview, in the run up to the march in Hull this Saturday!

Our founder and director, Louise Owen, gave an interview on the BBC news, Look North, in the run up to Saturday’s march in Hull against laboratory Beagle breeders B&K Universal.

FLOE provide the scientific evidence for hundreds of campaigners who will be marching on the 10th September, in peace, against B&K’s  programme to breed dogs for painful and traumatic laboratory experiments. These procedures are now proven by current science to be incapable of predicting the responses of human patients, thereby preventing the discovery of effective treatments and cures [1-4]. The National Cancer Institute has said they believe we have lost cures for cancer because studies in rodents have been believed [5].

Watch the interview here!


1.BMJ 2014; 348: g 3719

2. Shanks N, Greek R Animal Models in Light of Evolution Boca Raton: Brown Walker Press; 2009

3. Shanks N, Greek R, Greek J: Are Animal Models Predictive for Humans? Philos Ethics Humanit Med 2009, 4:2

4. Lumley CE, Walker S Lancaster, Quay, editors, 1990, Clinical Toxicity – Could it have been predicted? Post-marketing experience; 57–67, in Heywood R: Animal Toxicity Studies: Their Relevance for Man.

5. Gura T: Cancer Models: Systems for identifying new drugs are often faulty. Science. 1997, 278 (5340): 1041-1042. 10.1126/science.278.5340.1041.