Animal testing.

Details
Tuesday 27th February 2017, 4-6pm.
Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House, Houses of Parliament, London SW1A 2JR.
The All-party Parliamentary Dog Advisory Welfare Group (APDAWG)’s February meeting is a great opportunity to find out more about the use of dogs in animal experiments.
You will have the chance to listen to short presentations & then ask questions of our expert panel.
Guest speakers including:
Michelle Thew – Chief Executive, Cruelty Free International
Jessamy Korotoga – Animal Aid
Christine Wynne – Chairman, Run Free Alliance
Roy Sutcliffe, MIBiol, General Manager of UK Operations Marshal Bio
Dr Jarrod Bailey – Senior Research Scientist, Cruelty Free International
Background
Current regulatory guidelines usually require safety & tolerability data from two species, a rodent (rat or mouse) & non-rodent (dog, minipig or non-human primate), before potential new medicines can be given to humans in clinical trials.
Home Office statistics published in 2015 show the scale of animal use for just one of the tests conducted – repeat dose toxicity tests – with 29,597 tests with rats, 9,636 using mice, 2,454 with dogs & 1,330 with non-human primates.
Many of these toxicology tests were introduced some 40 years ago. Our scientific knowledge and the pharmaceutical industry have changed enormously, and we have new compound types and new in vitro and in silico technologies available to evaluate safety.
This begs the question of whether continuing animal use, including the use of dogs, can be justified ethically and scientifically?
Places are extremely limited so to book your place please email your name and organisation you represent ASAP to info@apdawg.co.uk.
Notes
* Please print this invite as form of entry
* Bring photographic ID
* Be prepared for queues at security (can take up to 30 mins)
* One place per person
* First come first served basis
Hope to see you there,

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