Doctors Urge Scottish Parliament to End Animal Testing
doctors spoke with Scottish parliament members about the need to end
animal testing in Scotland on Friday.
for Animals arranged for doctors Ray Greek and Andre Menache to speak with
members of the Scottish Parliament about the scientific
falsehood that vivisection represents.
of focusing on the inherent cruelty of animal experimentation, Dr. Greek
and Dr. Menache gave a presentation outlining that not only is information
gained from animal experiments inaccurate, it's potentially dangerous.
is an anesthesiologist who specializes in Pain Management. He has a private
practice, has taught at multiple universities, and has published several
books about the need to end vivisection. Dr. Menache is a former president
of Doctors and Lawyers for Responsible Medicine and received a 21st century
award for achievement from the International Biographical Centre at Cambridge.
MSPs did not attend their presentation, although it was attended by several
MSPs and representatives of others.
and Menache made the case that the lives of Scottish citizens are at risk
because of the faulty nature of pharmaceutical tests on animals. According
to a USDA report, 92% of drugs that are successful in animal tests are unsuccessful
in human clinical trials. And
over 80% of European doctors have misgivings about the reliability of information
gained through animal tests.
half a million animals die in laboratories in Scotland each year, and over
half of them are tested on without anesthetics. Ten thousand people die
in the UK each year from side effects of prescription drugs. Outdated
scientific methods are killing humans and animals.
confronted with the atrocities and cruel nature of vivisection, supporters
will without fail claim that such research is necessary to sustain or save
human life, but an enormous amount of scientific information is coming to
light that shows this is not the case.
kills animals in the most painful ways possible and does so in the name
of obtaining information that is not only scientifically unsound, but dangerous
and potentially life threatening. It takes money
away from legitimate research and obstructs real progress.
testing is a threat to all sentient life on this planet, human and animal.