Ricky Gervais, with beautiful Beagle Betsy.

FLOE's Patron, Peter Egan, with Betsy.

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Leading medical doctor Ray Greek explains how and why animal testing fails to deliver treatments and cures for human patients.

Dr. Niall Shanks is an acclaimed  philosopher of science, having written the first definitive book against Intelligent Design Theory, otherwise known as Creationism, titled God, the Devil and Darwin, forward by Richard Dawkins.

Dr. Shanks has also co-authored a seminal science work against using animals to try to study human diseases, with leading medical doctor Ray Greek. Titled Animal Models in Light of Evolution, this book is the basis for the insightful and accessible introductory science lecture, delivered by Dr. Greek at University of Toronto, below.

Drs. Shanks and Greek have also published an excellent FAQS book especially for the non-scientist, titled FAQS about the Use of Animals in Science; a Handbook for the Scientifically Perplexed. This is a wonderful introduction to the scientific arguments against using animals to study human diseases, underlining the common sense truth: humans never attend vets when they fall ill. Please visit this link to order your copy today!

Dr. Ray Greek – “Animals, Science, & Research” at the University of Toronto – Sept. 19th, 2011 from decipher films on Vimeo.