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|Originally Posted: 16 December 2009|
Keep Ban on Cross-Species Transplantation As It Is
Tell Australian Government to keep the ban on cross-species transplantation as it is. Prevent cruelty to animals and save humans.
Warwick Anderson, CEO
INFORMATION / TALKING POINTS
According to the National Health and Medical Research
Council, “Australia will lift a five year ban on animal-to-human
transplant trials at the end of 2009….”
News sources indicate, “The Australian moratorium was
introduced in 2004 based on concerns that research in the area
could prompt animal viruses, particularly pig viruses, to jump
the species gap into humans.
“The World Health Organization has called on countries to
establish regulatory control and surveillance mechanisms before
Few medical breakthroughs have ever been attributed to laboratory research on nonhuman animals. What has been learned from this tragic waste of lives is that pig organs are not always compatible with human bodies. With concerns about swine flu and other zoonotic diseases (diseases transmittable from nonhuman to human animals) current in the news today, risking cross-species transplantation is critically dangerous for both humans and animals.
Thank you for everything you do for animals!