Ever increasing scientific studies reveal that the widespread claimed ability of animals to predict human responses to drugs and disease is demonstrably false;
Over 90% of drugs which test well in animals harm or otherwise fail humans;
By ignoring this fact cures have been delayed, including penicillin;
Using animals to model humans contradicts currently-accepted science, including evolutionary biology and genetics, which supports personalised medical care; and
The majority of tax-payers' money is still directed towards outdated animal-based research, diverting valuable funds away from cutting edge human-based research which has a track record of success.
We, the undersigned, residents of Canada, call upon the House of Commons to organize a rigorous, public scientific debate - judged by independent experts from the relevant fields of science - on the now widely acknowledged costs to society of claiming that animals can be used to study humans, in the search for treatments and cures.
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