Veterinarian and Fellow of the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics
Con to the question "Should Animals Be Used for Scientific or Commercial Testing?"
"I analysed in detail 27 systematic reviews examining the contributions of animal experiments to human healthcare. Their outcomes are remarkably consistent. Animal studies rarely contribute to the development of clinical interventions effective in human patients.
It's not hard to fathom why. Animals have a plethora of genetic, biochemical and physiological differences that alter disease progression, drug uptake, distribution and effect. Stressful environments and experiments are common, and distort outcomes. Additionally, numerous studies have revealed scientific flaws in the design of many animal experiments."
"Animal Testing Isn't Just an Ethical Problem – Let's Invest in Safer Methods," theguardian.com, July 12, 2012
Experts Individuals with PhDs, MDs, heads of government, members of state or federal legislative bodies, and individuals with graduate degrees and significant post-graduate involvement in fields related to animal testing issues. [Note: Experts definition varies by site.]
Involvement and Affiliations:
Fellow, Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics
European Veterinary Specialist in Welfare Science, Ethics and Law
Associate Professor of Welfare and Ethics and Director of Clinical Skills Laboratory, Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine (St. Kitts, West Indies)
Spokesperson, Animals Count (British political party)
Founder, Extreme Vegan Sporting Association
Runs multiple websites, including AnimalExperiments.info, HumaneLearning.info, and VegePets.info
Former Director, Animal Consultants International
Recipient, Best Poster Award, International Academic and Community Conference on Animals and Society: Minding Animals (Newcastle, Australia), 2009
Recipient, Poster Award, 13th Congress on Alternatives to Animal Testing, (Linz, Austria), 2006
Recipient, Best Poster Award, Conservation and Animal Welfare Conference (Lisbon, Portugal), 2006
Recipient, Animal Welfare Poster Award, Fifth World Congress on Alternatives and Animal Use in the Life Sciences (Berlin, Germany), 2005
Recipient, Inaugural World League for the Protection of Animals Award for the Promotion of Compassion for Animals, 2000
PhD, Griffith University (Queensland, Australia) BSc/BVMS, Veterinary Biology, Murdoch University (Western Australia)