FLOE’s Patron, Peter Egan, and one of our science consultants, Dr. Andre Menache, were guests on Good Morning Britain on Friday 22 February. This provided a perfect opportunity to expose the false claims of dog experimenter Prof. Dominic Wells.
Watch their interview here:
Peter Egan tweeted a with our consultant Dr Menache setting the record straight at the close of the film.
Experiments on dogs, and other animals, are now proven to be entirely incapable of predicting outcomes in humans. This position is widely reported in the peer reviewed scientific literature, including the British Medical Journal; by the FDA, the National Cancer Institute and pharmaceutical companies:
The answer to the question is perfectly articulated here by Dr Andre Menache “No animal can predict how a drug or a chemical can behave in a human body’ It is time to end animal testing for human diseases. https://t.co/p8qdwor42i
Over 150 cross-party MPs have now signed four Parliamentary EDMs calling for a rigorous public scientific debate, about the vested interests’ claims: that animals can predict human responses. The debate will be judged by a panel of independent experts from the relevant fields of science. To ask your MP to sign the current EDM simply type in your postcode at this link and send your MP a letter today!
Scarlett Beagle wins Daily Mirror Inspirational Animal of the Year!
In a star studded event on 6th September, our beautiful new Beagle Ambassador Scarlett was awarded the Daily Mirror Animal Hero, Inspirational Animal of the Year award, because she is turning a terrible past into a bright future for all laboratory animals. Scarlett is helping us call for a rigorous public scientific debate – judged by independent experts from the relevant fields of science – about claims that toxicity testing on dogs and other animals can predict the responses of humans.
The Daily Mirror launched Scarlett’s award with this piece and made a wonderful film, below, including interviews with her parents Janie and Phil Green; recent horrifying undercover footage from a dog laboratory and an interview with FLOE, about current scientific knowledge that invalidates animal testing.
Scarlett walks the red carpet with her parents Janie and Phil Green:
Scarlett collects her award:
New website for the rigorous science hearing
Beautiful rescued ex-laboratory dog, Scarlett Beagle, has a brand new website to promote her project with Ricky Gevais and Peter Egan, as they continue to call for a rigorous public medical hearing about claims that animal experiments can predict the responses of human patients.
The hearing has debate conditions endorsed as “well set out and fair” by Britain’s foremost human rights defence barrister, Michael Mansfield QC – and will be judged by a panel of independent experts from the relevant fields of science.
Please visit this link, or the photo below, to arrive at the new website.
Ricky Gervais and Peter Egan introduce Scarlett, Beagle Ambassador for FLOE
We are delighted that Ricky Gervais and Peter Egan are featured in the first Welfare Special Edition of K9 Magazine, with a very special rescued laboratory dog, Scarlett, who is joining us as Beagle Ambassador for FLOE.
Scarlett spent the first two years of her life as an experimental subject in a toxicology laboratory. To read more about the conditions and experiments laboratory dogs have to endure please visit this link.
Scarlett will be helping Ricky and Peter call for a rigorous public scientific debate about claims that experiments on dogs – and other animals – can predict the responses of human patients.
Ricky’s piecehttp://www.k9magazine.com/ricky-gervais-on-why-animal-testing-is-failing/ links to the Open Letter to kitten experimenter Prof. Colin Blakemore – the UK’s main advocate for animal experiments – asking him to agree to take part in the scientific debate, which has conditions endorsed as “well set out and fair” by Michael Mansfield QC: the debate’s outcome will be judged by a panel of independent experts from the relevant fields of science.
Over 100 MPs are now calling for this science hearing; if you live in the UK, please visit this link to type in your postcode and ask your MP to sign the current EDM.
148 MPs have now signed five EDMs calling for a rigorous science hearing, to judge and end animal experiments.
148 MPs, to date, have now signed five Parliamentary EDMs calling for a rigorous science hearing to judge and end animal experiments. Many of those MPs cannot sign the present EDM because they are font benchers, and as such are no longer eligible to sign EDMs.
We’re delighted to be welcoming many brand new MPs to EDM 66 – including Alan Brown MP; Ronnie Cowan MP; Sir Edward Davey MP; David Drew MP; Tim Farron MP; Wera Hobhouse MP; Christine Jardine MP; David Linden MP and Christopher Stephens MP.
TAKE ACTION TO HELP!
Please ask your MP to sign the EDM; simply type in your post code at this link to send your MP a letter today.
TV star presenter of ‘For the Love of Dogs’ – Paul O’Grady – signs the Open Letter to kitten experimenter Colin Blakemore
We are so delighted to announce with K9 Magazine that the presenter of multi-award winning television programme For the Love of Dogs, Paul O’Grady, has signed the Open Letter to animal experimenter Prof. Colin Blakemore.
Paul joins signatories Ricky Gervais, Chris Packham, Peter Egan, Dr. Jane Goodall DBE Lesley Nicol, Jane Fallon, Rumer, Jill Robinson MBE and Rick Wakeman in the letter’s call for Prof. Blakemore to agree to participate in a rigorous public scientific debate, about his claims that animal experiments can predict the responses of human patients – in medical research and testing.
Please visit the news piece at K9 Magazine – and re-tweet their twitter announcement below!
Ricky Gervais and Chris Packham lead signatures on a Open Letter to Prof. Colin Blakemore
Ricky Gervais and Chris Packham join our Patron, Peter Egan, in signing an Open Letter with Dr. Jane Goodall DBE, Lesley Nicol, Jane Fallon, Rumer, Jill Robinson MBE, and Rick Wakeman. The letter will remain live at FLOE, to enable additional public figures to sign it.
The letter is addressed to the UK’s leading proponent of animal experiments, Prof. Colin Blakemore, calling for him to agree to debate his views in a rigorous public science hearing, overseen by independent experts from the relevant fields of science. These experts will judge claims, that results from animal experiments can predict the responses of human patients, in medical research and testing.
The Open Letter has been shared by K9 Magazine today, here is their tweet
In the tweet above, Ricky Gervais mentions a film of Prof. Blakemore, narrating his light deprivation experiments on kittens, for that film please visit this link.
For FLOE’s statement in full, with additional Resources and quotes by Ricky Gervais, Peter Egan and Chris Packham, please visit this link .
NOT TO BE MISSED! Supreme & accesible new science lecture at UBC
This is an extraordinary demonstration of complexity science experts exposing the fraud which is animal experimentation. Equip yourselves with these accessible arguments to understand how animal modelers are breaking every science rule in the book.
Animal experimenters are treating animals and humans as simple systems – when in truth animals and humans are examples of living complex systems.
Animal modelers base their crude experiments on reductionism, which is now proven not to apply to complex systems – and that is why animals experiments have a failure rate of 90 – 95%.
YOU CAN HELP!
We’re all keeping up vital pressure on animal modelers by asking them to take part in the rigorous public scientific debate, called for by MPs signing Parliamentary EDM 66. This debate will be judged by independent experts – and its outcome will end the funding of cruel and unscientific animal experiments.
To ask your MP to sign EDM 66 simply type in your post code at this link.
Our science is co-illustrated by Dr. Niall Shanks
We are very proud that our evidence is co-illustrated by Dr. Niall Shanks, who wrote the first definitive book against creationism, otherwise known as intelligent design theory, titled ‘God, the Devil and Darwin’, forward by Richard Dawkins.
Dr. Shanks went on to co-author with leading expert Dr. Ray Greek the seminal work Animal Models in Light of Evolution , published in 2009, disproving claims that animal models can predict the responses of human patients.
World leading primatologist Dr. Jane Goodall calls for a rigorous scientific debate, about the claimed human medical value of experiments on non-human primates and other animals
Preeminent primatologist Dr. Jane Goodall has released a filmed statement of herself calling for a rigorous public scientific debate hearing about claims that experiments on non-human primates – and other animals – can predict the responses of human patients. Dr. Goodall is responding to criticism by primate experimenter Prof. Roger Lemon, who has denounced an Open Letter she signed with Sir David Attenborough, calling for an end to invasive experiments on primates.
In her filmed statement, below, Dr. Goodall challenges Prof. Lemon to justify his claims that primate experiments benefit humans by presenting his evidence at the public scientific hearing. To date, over a 130 cross-party MPs are calling for this debate, the conditions of which are endorsed as “well set out and fair” by human rights defence barrister Michael Mansfield QC.
Says Dr. Goodall:
“Following Professor Roger Lemon’s recent criticism of myself, Sir David Attenborough and leading medical expert Dr Ray Greek, I call upon Professor Lemon to agree to participate in the properly moderated public scientific debate hearing with Dr Greek, as called for by the current UK Parliamentary EDM 400, and by 133 MPs to date, who have signed four Early Day Motions to this effect.
It is time for a rigorous and thorough public scientific evaluation of animal experiments, using the established peer reviewed process of independent experts from the relevant fields of scientific expertise. These experts will be present to judge the validity of the opposing scientific positions, and thereby advise decision makers as to the best path ahead, for all life on earth”.
Dr. Goodall, Founder of the Jane Goodall Institute & UN Messenger of Peace.
Prof Lemon’s opponent in the debate, Dr Ray Greek, is President of the leading medical Board which opposes animal experiments on human medical and scientific grounds – Americans and Europeans For Medical Advancement.
In 2003, Dr Greek defeated plans by Cambridge University to build a new primate laboratory, with a precedent ruling on ‘national interest, medical and scientific grounds’. Cambridge wanted to build their new lab on Green Belt land, and failed to prove the required criteria, namely that their primate experiments were going to be ‘in the national interest’. For more on this landmark medical ruling please visit this link.
Dr Fiona Godlee, Editor in Chief of the British Medical Journal, joins an increasing number of scientific journals and pharmaceutical companies in reporting the failure of animals as predictive models of humans. Dr Godlee published her Editors Choice in 2104, titled ‘How Predictive and productive is Animal Research?’ which concluded by quoting from the paper it cited:
“If research conducted on animals continues to be unable to reasonably predict what can be expected in humans, the public’s continuing endorsement and funding of preclinical animal research seems misplaced.” 
Evidence-based medical opposition to animal models reflects up-to-date knowledge based on current understanding of evolutionary biology and complex systems, recently elucidated by Trans-Species Modelling Theory (TSMT), which joins its predecessors including The Theory of Evolution and the Germ Theory of Disease [2-6].
Dr Ray Greek adds:
“The wider scientific community – outside the vested interests – now agree that trying to model human disease using animals is a disastrous failure for human patients. In the debate hearing called for by Dr Goodall and MPs, I will explain how current science understands exactly why this is the case. I welcome Dr. Goodall’s support, especially her recognition of the need for independent scientific experts to be present, to judge which of the opposing positions is correct”.
Laboratory technician Cris Iles filmed undercover in Prof. Lemon’s primate lab for an animal cruelty investigation, which revealed shocking violations of Home Office regulations, denied by Prof. Lemon.
Cris Iles says:
“The only reason for animal experimentation to exist in its current regulatory vacuum is to enable it to continue as a haphazard and indefensible industry, offering nothing to human medical advancement whilst also avoiding commonly held standards of decency in respect of the care of animals. I applaud and support Dr Goodall’s vital call for Prof. Lemon to agree to take part in a thorough public scientific and medical evaluation that all of us can witness, overseen by independent experts. This is a debate hearing long overdue”.
For the radio interview with Prof. Lemon in which he criticised Dr. Jane Goodall, Sir David Attenborough and Dr Ray Greek please visit this link
For Dr. Ray Greek’s radio interview responding to Prof. Lemon’s criticisms please visit this link
For Dr. Greek’s defeat of the primate laboratory at Cambridge University in 2002, please visit this link.
For undercover lab technician Cris Iles’ summary report in support of Dr. Goodall, please visit this link.