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.
Visit this link to read the brand new K9 Edition:
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.