Posted: 14 April 2007
Early Day Motion 270 was tabled by Colin Challen, MP for Morley and Rothwell, to gather support in the House of Commons for a ban on primates at the European level. The EDM “expresses its deep concern that the United Kingdom is Europe’s largest user of laboratory monkeys; and urges the Government to support a phase-out of all non-human primate experiments in the EU over the next six years in the Council of Ministers”. It also “notes that more than 10,000 non-human primates are used every year in European laboratories; highlights that the use of non-human primates is an unreliable predictor of likely human effects and that a wide range of safer alternatives are available …”.
Evan Harris, MP for Oxford West and Abingdon, has tabled an amendment to our Motion supporting primate testing, which has been signed by 10 MPs – it is vital that this pro-vivisection EDM is countered by our original EDM270.
You can help! Write your MP and ask them to sign EDM 270 calling for an end to experiments on nonhuman primates.