scientific committee promoting responsible science
is a not for profit NGO that promotes sound scientific methods of research and campaigns on issues of consumer safety.
The use of monkeys is still common today in the fields of fundamental research and neurology. We face the same age-old ethical dilemma : their « similarity » to humans supposedly makes them good models monkeys but also raises difficult ethical questions. But from a purely scientific perspective, are monkeys actually good models for the… Read more
Dr Andreas Ganz obtained his medical degree in Germany in 2002 and subsequently studied psychiatry, internal medicine and neurology. After obtaining a Masters degree in health administration in 2009, he went on to specialise in psychiatry and psychotherapy. Since 2017 he is chief physician of the Prinzregent-Luitpold-Klinik in Bad Reichenhall / Germany, with a focus… Read more
“The mouse intestine is different to the human one. If you want to study absorption of nutrients or drugs, then a mouse system is not appropriate” Dr. Tamara Zietek works as Scientific Officer for the German NGO Doctors Against Animal Experiments (Ärzte gegen Tierversuche e.V.) and lives near Cologne, Germany. She is an expert for… Read more
Andre Menache BSc(Hons) BVSc Dip ECAWBM (AWSEL) MRCVS Summary EU law requires as many as eleven toxicity tests for cosmetic products to be marketed, for which there are only four animal-free tests currently available. So our question is: are animals used in the other seven tests? Since animal testing for cosmetics is officially banned, cosmetics… Read more
Paris, 20th March 2017. The fate of the herbicide glyphosate is under discussion at the European Commission. The World Health Organisation (WHO) considers glyphosate to be “probably carcinogenic to humans”, while the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) does not agree. This controversy is largely due to different interpretations of results obtained from experiments on rats…. Read more
A recently published article by a team of scientists in Denmark (1) suggests that animal research is undergoing a « domino effect ». The domino effect refers to the knock-on effect of replacing one species of animal by a different species. largely on the basis of strong public opinion. In this example, Danish scientists chose to use… Read more
Why animals are not good models for the study of human disease
L'appel de Jane Goodall
People are not 70kg rats
In drug safety tests, using one species to represent another simply doesn’t work. We must replace animal tests with 21st-century science.
Open letter sent by Andre Menache to Cancer Research UK (CRUK)
Many medical charities who rely for their funding on the goodwill of the general public go on to use this money to support animal research in the mistaken belief that animal experiments will yield data that is relevant to human disease. In his letter to CRUK, Andre Menache presents scientific data to show that animal models are not able to predict human outcome.