Early day motion 66


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Total number of signatures: 51

Amesbury, Mike Amess, David Black, Mhairi Brown, Alan
Cadbury, Ruth Cameron, Lisa Campbell, Ronnie Carmichael, Alistair
Chapman, Douglas Clwyd, Ann Cooper, Rosie Cowan, Ronnie
Crausby, David Crawley, Angela Cunningham, Jim Davey, Edward
Day, Martyn Dodds, Nigel Donaldson, Jeffrey Doughty, Stephen
Drew, David Evans, Chris Farrelly, Paul Farron, Tim
Fellows, Marion Field, Frank George, Ruth Godsiff, Roger
Goldsmith, Zac Hobhouse, Wera Hopkins, Kelvin Jardine, Christine
Knight, Greg Lake, Ben Lewis, Clive Linden, David
Lloyd, Stephen Lucas, Caroline Mann, John Marsden, Gordon
McKinnell, Catherine Rashid, Faisal Saville Roberts, Liz Shannon, Jim
Sheppard, Tommy Stephens, Christopher Stone, Jamie Swinson, Jo
Walker, Thelma Wilson, Sammy Wishart, Pete

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.