Debate on the use of animals in scientific research

The controversial use of animals in homeopathy research has come to the fore in the past year and the Society's board of directors are giving members an opportunity to thoroughly debate the issue, before finalising the organisations policy in June 2016.

In autumn 2015 we launched a debate to provide members with background information from people from all sides of the topic regarding the use of data from animal research in the field of homeopathy. 

Our current research policy does not condone or advocate the harming of animals used in research into homeopathic medicine. On very rare occasions where necessary, we currently reserve the right to use, discuss and disseminate animal based research in communications and general work in such a way that respects the sensitivity of our membership on this issue.  Our policy is in line with European regulations which state that wherever possible, a scientifically satisfactory method of testing strategy not entailing the use of live animals shall be used.

The research policy undergoing consultation may be viewed here

Don't miss the opportunity to join in

Join in the debate via the following platforms:

The Journal

The 2015 winter and 2016 spring issue of the Homeopath featured background information and views about the use of data derived from animal testing

Click here  to download the background article by Tina Burchill

Click here to download the article by Suse Moebius & Angelina Mosley

Click here to download the article by Delny Britton


Add your comment 

Exchange views, messages and opinions by adding your comment here 

Film Gallery

Send in a short film expressing your views for inclusion in the film gallery to 

Take part in the live debate

Join the debate on all aspects of the topic at the Members' Day prior to the 2016 Annual General Meeting in Manchester on 19 March 2016. 

Click here  to book your place 

Other opportunities for debate will be explored and members are welcome to propose suggestions of their own.

We look forward to hearing your views