BBC Look North reports the call for medical science debate
BBC Look North filmed last Sunday's gathering at Grimston, broadcasting their reports on Sunday evening as well as an extended report on Monday 17th August.
Both BBC reports featured an interview with Alex Irving (spokesperson for Oppose B&K Universal) highlighting the implications for medical research by allowing B&K to expand their beagle breeding facility: that this 'will plunge science back into the dark ages'. The BBC also focused on Oppose B&K Universal's call for a national medical science debate.
The Medical Science Debate with Dr Ray Greek
This science debate will bring the issue of using animals in experiments for human medicine to a head between two opposing scientific positions. Those who falsely claim beagles, and other animals, can 'predict' the responses of human patients will be required to submit scientific evidence to justify their claims, versus their scientific opposition represented by leading expert Dr Ray Greek, whose medical board - Americans and Europeans for Medical Advancement (AFMA/EFMA) - has proven that the results of such experiments on beagles, and other animals, are not capable of 'predicting' for humans. AFMA/EFMA'S scientific evidence discredits the use of animals as 'predictive' tools in medical research, and has established the support of 83 MPs (prior to the General Election) for this properly moderated, public medical science hearing.
British Medical Journal
The position held by Dr Greek's Board is increasingly becoming the focus of leading scientific journals, including the British Medical Journal (BMJ) whose Editor's Choice, published in June 2014, is titled 'How Predictive and Productive is Animal Research'? This article concluded by quoting the paper it cited "If research conducted on animals continues to be unable to reasonably predict what can be expected in humans, the public's continuing endorsement and funding of preclinical animal research seems misplaced' For the full BMJ article please visit this link http://www.bmj.com/content/348/bmj.g3719
Sir Mark Walport is accountable to the public
Because Greg Clark MPs' decision to allow B&K's beagle unit to expand was made at government level, Oppose B&K Universal is now calling for the Govt's chief scientific adviser - Sir Mark Walport - to be held accountable to the public by participating in this medical debate against his scientific opposition represented by Dr Greek. The rigorous debate conditions for this science hearing have been endorsed as "well set out and fair" by Britain's foremost human rights defence barrister Michael Mansfield QC.