Mark was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) in 2000.
He is a supporter of forward looking (non animal medical) research. Animal testing is a thing of the past and should only be in history books now – and I say that as an MS sufferer; someone who wants a cure for something; but which will not come through animal testing, as animals dont have MS; so why artificially create it in them and then attempt to find a cure using them ? – it makes no sense. Why not find out using genetics what makes animals different from us (autoimmune illness) and why they dont get MS and yet we do ? – that to me is progressive research; not simply cutting up animals aka big pharma. Marks MS causes him lots of problems every single day, but he is still one of the ‘walking wounded’. “Despite the huge problems with MS for the last 14 years, you can still live your life and above all, fight for the better treatment of animals and their welfare”. “That is how it has been, how it is, and that is how it will continue”.