Statements of support: Dr Gilly Stoddart

Dr Gilly Stoddart, Science Advisor to People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA):

‘As science advisor to PETA, I am fully aware of the ways in which animals are used in medical experiments and the failure of animal-derived data to provide human medicine with any relevant insights in the majority of cases. Animal Aid’s new initiative will compel the UK’s medical research charities to take a long, hard look at their research policies and reconsider whether funding cruel and irrelevant animal experiments is an acceptable use of their donors’ money.’