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No animal was born to be a test subject. So, let’s end animal research for good – for everyone’s good.


And here to help us are The Furry Five – our animated group of survivors – who are showing there is a brighter future for animals in laboratories.


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With your help, we can free animals from laboratories for good.

Your donation will help save animals and help develop better treatments for devastating diseases such as cancer, diabetes and heart disease.



There were 2.88 million experiments on animals in the UK in 2020 (latest Home Office statistics)

Every minute of every day, 6 animals are used in research in the UK

We have awarded grants to over 260 research projects since our foundation in 1970

A gift in your will to Animal Free Research UK is leaving a truly, lasting legacy: our tireless work saving animals from experiments will continue because of your kindness.

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First heart transplant into a human from a genetically modified pig is not only ethically wrong – it is already obsolete

When 57-year-old American David Bennett received a genetically modified pig’s heart, many believed the world-first transplant procedure threw a lifeline to the millions suffering or likely to suffer serious heart disease.

Results from our animal free research could be a game changer in the fight against Covid-19

Animal Free Research UK funded scientists Professor Lorna Harries and Summer School protégé Merlin Davies from our ARC 2.0 at Exeter University explain how they created a PCR test that identifies if someone is still infectious with the disease.

Animal Free Research UK’s Patron Joanna Lumley awarded a Damehood in the New Year’s Honours 2022 

Animal Free Research UK Patron, actress and celebrated animal welfare campaigner Joanna Lumley, has been made a Dame in the 2022 New Year Honours list for her services to drama, entertainment and charitable causes.