The ILAE and IBE Executive Committees, the AES-ILAE Translational Research Task Force, and the Neurobiology Commission of the ILAE have sent a letter of response to the members of the European Parliament to oppose the March 3rd, 2015, European Citizens Initiative Stop Vivisection. This initiative, which requests the phasing out of animal experimentation in biomedical research in Europe, is expected to be discussed and voted on in the parliament in the next couple of months.

The position of the ILAE-IBE is that this initiative is deleterious for the future of biomedical research. IBE Members in the European Region are being urged, therefore, to contact their national Members of the European Parliament asking them to oppose this Citizens Initiative.

Read the IBE-ILAE position paper CLICK HERE