AIA were honoured to host a most informative webinar presented by Dr Andre Menache on the Corona Virus Pandemic which examines its causes and effects with particular focus on why animal research will not serve us well in finding a swift and effective vaccine for this virus and why the pandemic should force us to look to 21st century alternatives to testing methods.
The webinar was introduced by AIA’s President Dr Richard Ryder.
Dr Andre Menache BSc (Hons) BVSc MRCVS is AIA’s European Representative and Scientific Advisor and a Patron. He is a veterinarian who advises extensively on animal welfare matters. Dr Menache is Scientific Consultant to (and former director of) Antidote Europe, based in France.
He has been President of Doctors and Lawyers for Responsible Medicine (UK) and General Manager of The Federation of Animal Protection Societies in Israel. He is a patron of Quaker Concern for Animals and provides scientific support to several grass roots organisations.
Dr Menache has also written the following articles on this topic:
Corona Virus and Animal Testing
Which is More Dangerous: Wildlife Markets or Animal Research?