Weeks after the release of a negative report by a British Parliamentary Committee on homeopathy hundreds showed up to lobby the British Parliament. The politicians on the parliamentary committee had difficulty comprehending the principles of homeopathy, showed serious prejudicial behaviour and one politician known to be in support of drug companies ridiculed scientists presenting evidence in support of homeopathy. The subsequent report gave free reign to conventional Pharmaceutical Company Representatives’ evidence.
A few days ago, a pro homeopathy rally outside the British Parliament saw hundreds show up to support homeopathy. They presented a declaration in support of homeopathy to the Prime Minister that had been signed by 28,112 people!
They included patients and homeopaths from as far afield as Scotland, Worcestershire, Norfolk and Devon, and representing the worldwide spread of homeopathy, including the U.S.A., Japan, India and Ghana as well as Britain. The age range was enormous too, with a baby not yet one year old, who has never had any treatment but homeopathy, right up to a 96-year-old, who has also never had any treatment but homeopathy. Even animals were represented by Frankie, a dog who has been treated homeopathically for a T-cell lymphoma.
The group led by the organization H:MC21.org hand delivered a letter to the Prime Minister . Here is some of the text from the letter by the non profit organization, also known as Homeopathy: Medicine for the 21st Century.
We urge the governmentTo reject the report of the Commons Science and Technology Committee on the grounds that it is profoundly flawed and shows strong evidence of prejudice.To provide a substantial re-directing of NHS research funding, so that the use of homeopathy in the NHS can be properly assessed as regards both its clinical and cost effectiveness.To instruct Primary Care Trusts that homeopathy forms part of the NHS provision of healthcare, and that it should not be a victim of cuts simply because decision-makers are not qualified to judge its principles and practice.We ask your government to recognise that this declaration is the voice of nearly 28,000 people who represent some 10% of the electorate. It is a call to the government to listen not to those who have abused their access to the media, but to those who have experience of successful treatment with homeopathy, those who proudly declare: Homeopathy Works for Me!