Helen Dunnett

Neil Parish MP: balancing science and ethics in a political environment

Helen Dunnett September 13th, 2011 No Comments

For our debut video interview, Animal Testing Perspectives (ATP) was very lucky to talk to Neil Parish MP and  former rapporteur of the legislation protecting animals used for research in Europe.

It was clear when talking with Neil about his experience during the first reading that it was a challenging time for him. Each person faces their own personal dilemma about animal research and for Neil it was between his natural love of animals, as a farmer and dog owner, with the desire for legislation that allows medical advancement for humans.

Whether you agree with Neil’s view or not, I hope the video gives you a new or better insight into the thinking behind the development of the new European animal research directive 2010/63/EU.

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