Over 100 cross-party MPs have now signed Early Day Motions calling for a rigorous public scientific debate about claims that animal experiments can predict the responses of human patients, in disease research and medicine testing – which is what Beagles are used for. Supporting MPs include the leader of Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn MP; Deputy Leader of the Labour Party Tom Watson MP; Sir Edward Leigh MP; Caroline Lucas MP; Sir Greg Knight MP; Tim Farron MP and Nigel Dodds MP.
Here is the text for the current EDM 66:
That this House notes the science-based campaign For Life On Earth which is critical of avoidable experiments on animals; further notes Patients Campaigning For Cures, which opposes animal models on medical grounds; is alarmed that scientific studies reveal that the widespread claimed ability of animals to predict human responses to drugs and disease is demonstrably false; acknowledges that over 90 per cent of drugs which test well in animals harm or otherwise fail humans, and that ignoring this has delayed cures, including penicillin; notes that using animals to model humans also contradicts currently-accepted science, including evolutionary biology and genetics, which supports personalised medical care; further acknowledges the proclamation of the Concordat on Openness on Animal Research to develop communications with the media and the public; and calls for a thorough, properly moderated public scientific debate on the misleading and costly practice of trying to apply results from animal experiments to human patients.
To ask your MP to sign the EDM simply type in your post code at this link and send your MP a letter today.