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e-1689 (Use of animals in research)

42nd Parliament
Initiated by Anne Birthistle from North Vancouver, British Columbia, on May 28, 2018, at 1:44 p.m. (EDT)
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Animal experimentation
Medical research
Government Response Tabled

Petition to the Government of Canada

Whereas:
  • 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  • The majority of tax-payers' money is still directed towards outdated animal-based research, diverting valuable funds away from cutting edge human-based research which has a track record of success.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.
Saanich—Gulf Islands
Green Party
British Columbia
Petition presented to the House of Commons on October 22, 2018 (Petition No. 421-02794)
Government response tabled on November 28, 2018 (Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-07)
Open for signature : May 28, 2018, at 1:44 p.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature : September 25, 2018, at 1:44 p.m. (EDT)
Province / Territory
Signatures
Alberta
169
British Columbia
273
Manitoba
38
New Brunswick
32
Newfoundland and Labrador
24
Northwest Territories
2
Nova Scotia
50
Nunavut
2
Ontario
869
Prince Edward Island
19
Quebec
265
Saskatchewan
23
Yukon
4
Other Countries
9
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