VisionScienceList: [Fwd: [PHYSOC MAILING] FW: BBC nature online forum and vote]

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Date: Thu Mar 15 2001 - 20:22:05 PST

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    Dear friends
    This is an imortant vote to help the cause of use of animals in medical
    research. Please take a moment to go the BBC web site and vote on the
    issue. The antivivisectionists will try to flood the site.
    Apologies if you get this twice. I have sent it to EVERYONE in my
    address book. I regard it as vitally important and part of my role as a
    member of the ARVO animal ethics committee.
    TU Yrs truly VAEGAN

    -------- Original Message --------
    Subject: [PHYSOC MAILING] FW: BBC nature online forum and vote
    Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2001 14:29:43 -0000
    From: "Maggie Leggett" <>
    To: "Members" <>, "Affiliates" <>

    This message was sent by "Maggie Leggett"

    Dear Member/Affiliate, The BBC are holding an on-line debate and vote on the use of animals in medical experiments. Predictably, this was initially highjacked by the anti-vivs. It only takes a few moments to vote on the issue - so please go to and vote. There are more details below. Apolgies to those who have received this by other channels. Maggie Leggett

    Dr Maggie Leggett Public Affairs and Education Manager The Physiological Society PO Box 11319 London WC1E 7JF Tel 020 7631 1457 Fax 020 7631 1462 Email Website

    ===== Original Message from RDS Email News Service <> at 15/03/01 09:16 >Original Recipient(s): >To: newslist <> > >RDS Email News Service > >BBC NATURE ONLINE FORUM AND VOTE > >The BBC nature web site started a new 'virtual earth' forum >and vote called The Vivisection Debate on Tuesday afternoon. >The debate is introduced by a speaker from either side - Dr >Simon Festing from the Association of Medical Research >Charities and Andrew Tyler from Animal Aid - and has a >forum where participants can post messages and register >their vote on the question "Should animals be used in >scientific experiments?" > >At 9.00am Thursday morning, nine messages had been >posted, comprising a welcome message from the host, one >positive message and seven messages against animal >research. These perpetuate the familiar antivivisection half >truths and distortions, and make unsubstantiated allegations >against HLS. > >In the vote, percentages at this time were just 9% supporting >animal experimentation, and 91% opposed. > >It is clear that the antivivisectionists have been networking >since this debate started in an attempt to sway the forum >and the vote. Please go to > > > >to post messages to the forum and register your vote. Please >also forward this message to your own networks. > > >- ends - > >---------------------------------------------------------- > >RDS - Understanding Animal Research in Medicine >58 Great Marlborough Street >London W1F 7JY >Tel 020 7287 2818 Fax 020 7287 2627 >E-mail > > >---------------------------------------------------------- > >RDS Email News is a service for RDS Members. Why rely >on News forwarded by others? Joining the Email News >Service is easy and costs nothing. To subscribe send >an e-mail to with SUBSCRIBE >EMAIL NEWS in the subject line, and in the body of >your e-mail, your name, address, tel no, and whether >you are an individual member or an associate through >a corporate member. To leave the service, put >UNSUBSCRIBE EMAIL NEWS in the subject line. > >---------------------------------------------------------- >Don't forget that if you are reading this and you >are not a member of RDS, you can get a membership >form from the About RDS section of the RDS web site: >go to > >Individual membership costs only 15.00 per annum. >----------------------------------------------------------


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