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NEW SCIENTIFIC CONSULTANT - AndrÃ© Menache joins Animal Aid
Posted 1 March 2004
Animal Aid is delighted to announce the appointment of André Menache as our new scientific consultant. At the same time, we bid good fortune to his predecessor, Kathy Archibald, who has joined Europeans For Medical Advancement (EFMA) as its new Director.
Kathy has provided excellent specialist service to Animal Aid for nearly four years and we shall remain close allies through EFMA, whose Medical Director and co-founder, Dr Ray Greek, gave expert scientific testimony on our behalf at the Cambridge primate centre public inquiry. Thank you Kathy.
In André, we have one of the world's leading professionally qualified opponents of animal experiments. He is a veterinary surgeon and public health officer, most recently working in Israel, where he was instrumental in phasing out dog labs in the training of battlefield paramedics. He was also central to a legal challenge that resulted in a ban on the production of foie gras.
André has organised several international congresses dealing with the dangers of animal experiments to human health - in South Africa, Israel, the UK and Canada. Among his many appointments was that of President (from 1995-2002) of Doctors and Lawyers for Responsible Medicine UK.
One of his most notable achievements was to obtain an amendment to the Helsinki Declaration on medical research so that there is no longer an automatic requirement to perform animal experiments prior to clinical trials involving human beings.
"I look forward to working with Animal Aid with a view to encouraging more scientists to speak out against the absurdity of animal experimentation in an era of human genome studies and human molecular biology."
For more information on Animal Aid's campaigns see our animal experiments section.