Ricky Gervais, with beautiful Beagle Scarlett.

FLOE's Patron, Peter Egan, with Scarlett.

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Take Action with EDM 175

Ricky Gervais is helping us call for a rigorous public scientific hearing, mandated by the Government, to end false claims about human medicine which perpetuate the cruelty of animal experiments.

Please take action to help: visit this link to ask your MP to sign a groundbreaking new Parliamentary Early Day Motion 175, which calls for this science hearing.

In their filmed conversation, Dr. Greek explains to Ricky why key biological differences between animals and humans lead to worthless and damaging results from animal experiments. Ricky Gervais says the outcome of this public science hearing “will be the greatest scientific discovery in the world: that animal testing doesn’t work, let’s stop it and put all this money into something that works… it’s a game changer!”

Founded upon current medical evidence, the science hearing will expose the widely documented failure of animal tests in the search for human treatments and cures: a failure reported by the British Medical Journal [1] and Food and Drug Administration, which states that 9 out of 10 new human medicines fail in human clinical trials, because animals cannot predict human responses. [2] Pharmaceutical companies write openly about the failure of animal tests in their drug development process: [3] the US-based National Cancer Institute says we have lost cures for cancer because studies in rodents have been believed. [4]

Scarlett Beagle is leading the way: dogs are family members and they are being abused in experiments that don’t work for humans. Our Prime Minister and his wife have a beautiful rescued dog called Dilyn who is supporting our campaign! It’s time to ask the Government to please mandate this science hearing in order to understand that they are being duped by a vested interest founded upon outdated and false claims about medical science, which is damaging to both human patients and animals.


  1. BMJ 2014;348:g3719 available here
  2. FDA Issues Advice to Make Earliest Stages Of Clinical Drug Development More Efficient. FDA, June 18, 2006 [cited March 7, 2010].
  3. Extensive quotes by pharmaceutical companies, on the failure of animal testing in their drug development process, available here
  4. Gura T: Cancer Models: Systems for identifying new drugs are often faulty. Science. 1997, 278 (5340): 1041-1042.

Watch the full conversation, ‘Black, White and Vivisection’, with Ricky Gervais and Dr. Greek here: