Early day motion 66


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Total number of signatures: 49

Amesbury, Mike Amess, David 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 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.