Timeline and Milestones in the Antivivisection Movement since 1980 – Webinar by Dr Andre Menache

In this ground-breaking webinar, Dr Andre Menache BSc (Hons) BVSc MRCVS explains why it is imperative, based on the latest scientific evidence, to move from outdated animal research to 21st century alternatives, if we are going to get the best and most efficacious results for human health.

Dr Menache is AIA’s European Representative and Scientific Advisor.  He is a veterinarian who advises extensively on animal welfare matters.  He 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.

Invitation to Webinar by Dr Andre Menache – ‘Timeline and Milestones in the Antivivisection Movement since 1980’.

The Animal Interfaith Alliance

Invites you to

TIMELINE AND MILESTONES IN THE ANTIVIVISECTION MOVEMENT SINCE 1980

A Webinar by Dr Andre Menache

Saturday 12th December 2020 at 2.00pm

The webinar will be hosted on Zoom and will consist of a half hour presentation followed by a Q & A session.  The presentation will examine the history of the antivivisection movement and the arguments for using alternatives to animal research.  This follows Dr Menache’s very successful webinar held last July on ‘What Lessons can be Learned from the Corona Virus Pandemic?’.

Dr Andre Menache

Dr Andre Menache BSc (Hons) BVSc MRCVS is AIA’s European Representative and Scientific Advisor.  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.

If you wish to attend the webinar please email Barbara Gardner at barbgard.aia@gmail.com and you will be sent the link to join the webinar.

Urgent Request for Signatures for Asian Elephant Petition

Our friends at STAE, fighting hard to curb the awful abuse of Asian elephants in tourism, so much of it generated in the UK market, have two important petitions afoot, on change.org at: http://bit.ly/STAEpetition demanding new UK law to ban such adverts and sales, and to allow ads for genuine sanctuaries only (which has nearly 1 million signatures of support).

Also a Parliamentary petition at https://bit.ly/ParliamentaryPetition. On this latter one STAE is striving to get 600 more signatures in just 5 days to reach 10,000 signatures, which is the threshold needed to obtain a formal response from Govt. That petition closes on 27 Sept.

Please can we ask you to sign and share these petitions immediately, thanks so much. AIA.

Shambhu’s – for all your Compassionate Catering Needs

Shambhu’s award-winning ethically-conscious catering service provides wholesome food at a wide range of events and needs:

  • Conferences, AGMs, etc
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  • Business seminars
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  • Home delivery, including the option of individually packed portions e.g. for home-freezer storage
  • and so on…

Further information at their website

Help the RSPCA Protect the UK’s Farm Animal Welfare Standards

Time is running out to protect the UK’s farm animal welfare. Please sign the RSPCA’s petition to call on the UK Government to legally guarantee, as part of the Agriculture Bill, that imports produced to lower animal welfare standards than our own will not enter the UK.

Say no to imports farmed to lower animal welfare standards than our own

Most news coverage has focused on the imports of chlorinated chicken and hormone-injected beef cattle, but what’s of most concern is the farming systems these animals are raised in.

Countries such as the US, who we could be trading with in the future, have lower welfare systems that are banned in the UK, such as barren battery cages for hens and sow stalls for pigs which severely compromise animal welfare.

Cheaper imports risk UK farmers being undercut

It’s vital that the UK government safeguards our animal welfare standards in future trade deals, we cannot risk lower welfare, cheaper-to-produce products entering the UK market.

This could mean a race to the bottom for animal welfare and undercutting farmers in the UK at a time when we should be striving for properly funded, higher animal welfare practices which go beyond legal requirements.

And, it’s not just about the USA, many other countries we’ll be negotiating with will have lower standards than the UK too.

Imports the UK is at risk of accepting

The RSPCA’s new video highlights the stark realities of lower farm animal welfare.