Since the controversial 2008 Human Fertilisation Embryology Act was introduced Scientists have secretly created more than 150 human-animal embryos in UK laboratories in the past three years.
These human-animal hybrids are being created by scientists in the firm belief that they will be able to discover the cure for each and every disease known to our species on earth.
Scientists in Kings College London, Newcastle University and Warwick University are legally using their laboratories to create human-animal hybrids by using an animals egg and fertilising it with human sperm, but according to reports all three research labs have now stopped creating the human-animal hybrid due to lack of funding.
But the fear is that more human-animal hybrids will be created in labs around the UK in the future.
On receiving the figures and replying to the question regarding the possibility of future funding towards creating human-animal hybrids inside the countires labs raised in parliament, Crossbench Peer Lord Alton replied:
“I argued in parliament against the creation of human-animal hybrids as a matter of principle.
“None of the scientists who appeared before us could give any justification in terms of treatment.
“Ethically it can never be justifiable.
“It discredits us as a country.
“It is dabbling in the grotesque.
“At every stage the justification from scientists has been:
‘If only you allow us to do this, we will find cures for every illness known to mankind.’
“This is emotional blackmail.
“Of the 80 treatments and cures which have come about from stem cells, all have come from adult stem cells, not embryonic ones.
“On moral and ethical backgrounds this fails, and on scientific and medical ones too.”
A group of leading scientists believe that new rules and legislation should be applied to prevent animals from being injected with human stem cells, including the brains of primates, leading the report Professor Robin Lovell-Badge from the National Institute for Medical Research said:
“Scientists are not concerned about human-animal hybrid embryos because by law these have to be destroyed within 14 days.
“The reason for doing these experiments is to understand more about early human development and come up with ways of curing serious diseases.
As a scientist I feel there is a moral imperative to persue this research.
“As long as we have sufficient controls,which we do in this country and should be proud of the research.
“However, stricter controls should be applied in which animal embryos are implanted with a small amount of human genetic material.”