Monkeys, demented by genetic engineering, should help in the search for Alzheimer’s drugs!!
The notifying parties argue that the number of patients is increasing rapidly. But patent critics do not want to condone such practices.
A patent on monkeys and other animals in which symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease are triggered by genetic engineering causes protests among patent opponents.
It protects rodents, primates, and great apes, which are specifically made demented for research in the pharmaceutical industry and then used as laboratory animals.
The organization Testbiotech announced that opposition has now been filed against the patent.
The European Patent Office (EPO) confirmed receipt of the opposition.
“The patented process is associated with considerable suffering for the animals – the specific medical benefit, on the other hand, seems questionable”, said Christoph Then from Testbiotech.
There are ethical concerns.
Last but not least, such patents could create economic incentives for unnecessary animal testing.
“But no profit should be made from the suffering of animals,” says Then.
And I mean…The patenting of animals in Europe has been hotly contested since 1992.
At that time, a genetically modified mammal was patented for the first time in Europe, the so-called ‘cancer mouse’
They wanted to earn money with it as a pathology model and test system for drugs.
To date, the history of cancer research is the story of how to cure cancer in mice.
Mice have been cured of cancer for decades, but to this day it still doesn’t work for humans.
It is undeniable that the treatments for some types of cancer give some success.
But in view of the billions in investments and the millions upon millions of animal sacrifices, the overall balance is more than frustrating.
And yet the patent on the cancer mouse drove the number of animal experiments up
Since 1990, the EPO has granted thousands of similar patents, mostly on laboratory animals, but in some cases also on animals used for agriculture such as cattle and pigs.
This is a commercial incentive to keep doing more animal testing.
The pharmaceutical industry has tried for decades to convince us that every health problem and disease can be repaired, which is an outrageous lie.
The fact that animal experiments are still carried out today, despite the animal-free and high-quality in-vitro methods, shows which unscrupulous charlatans our health depends on.
We will fight for a total ban on animal patenting.
Because it is about a lot of suffering for animals and in view of previous failures a success here seems very doubtful.
My best regards to all, Venus