House of Commons
A public scientific hearing on animal experiments
EDM #250
Tabled 04 March 2020
2019-21 Session
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.

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