As part of the boards commitment to transparency and accountability, the Society research policy has been changed to reflect popular membership opinion.
Change in policy follows a detailed consultation with members involving opportunities to discuss the use of animal research in homeopathy across various platforms.
A series of articles were published in The Homeopath and members were invited to air their views both in print and on the Society's website. There was also a discussion session at the Members' Day in Manchester in March where members' thoroughly discussed the issue in small groups.
44% of the membership voted 3 to 1 against the Society using animal research in its work that might involve harm to animals.
Mark Taylor Chief Executive said " The percentage of members voting was very high and the majority view was clear. In the light of that we have a new Policy and new procedures within the organisation to make sure the Society never references research involving harm to animals in its marketing and lobbying'
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