Patrick Grady, the shadow Scottish National Party spokesman on International Development, recently asked the Government in parliamentary question, on 26th October 2015, if they would “issue a response to EDM 373, Applying Results of Experiments on Animals to Humans.” Early Day Motion’s (EDMs) are regularly used by lobbyists to push their agenda, however their actual … Continue reading UK Government Minister says animal research is ‘vital tool’ for developing new treatments
A recent petition by animal rights group, For Life on Earth, asked scientists to justify their science. Dario Ringach gives them their reply.
Ray Greek has been held up by the animal rights community as a standard bearer for the “animal research doesn’t work” movement. While his arguments appear credible at first glance, they quickly fail under scientific scrutiny. In this post we take a broad look at the arguments made in his key work, Animal Models in … Continue reading Animal Testing and Greek Mythology
The British Parliament, for all its efficacy at passing thousands of pieces of legislation each year and civilising debate, nevertheless still contains one strange confection – the Early Day Motion (EDM). The name makes it sound as if these statements, which Members of Parliament can put their names to in support, lie at the foothills … Continue reading You can fool some of the MPs all of the time…
Who are FLOE? There is a new British animal rights group on the scene called “For Life on Earth” or FLOE for short. Founded by Louise Owen, who has worked with both Medical Research Modernisation Committee and Seriously Ill Against Vivisection (both now defunct), the website seems almost an advertising tool for the various writings … Continue reading For Life on Earth – The Birth of Another Pseudoscience Organisation