Animals continue to have their trust in humans broken, and their hearts. But together we can create a world where cruelty has no place in the name of knowledge.

Animal Free Research UK

We are pioneering compassionate united for a kinder science


The number of animal experiments in the UK in 2022


The number of animals used in research every minute of every day in the UK


The number of projects we have awarded grants to since 1970

By pioneering excellence, inspiring and supporting scientists, and influencing change, we can create a world where human diseases are cured faster without animal suffering.

Our pioneering research

We’ve given £10M in grants to projects advancing development of human relevant research for diseases including cancer, diabetes and Covid-19.

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Join our 2023 Conference

Set in magnificent Cambridge, our 2023 Conference will address new opportunities for early-stage innovation and collaborations, winning ways to nurture New Approach Methodologies and animal-free research.

Our Podcast!

Our podcast is a frank, lively exchange of ideas and experiences by leading scientists, policy makers and animal protection ambassadors – all of whom seek a kinder science.

Pilot Study Grants

Our Pilot Study Grants allow researchers to tap into blue-sky thinking and identify concepts with replacement potential that merit further attention and development.

Community of Practice

An interactive network for members to share their work, ideas, challenges and passion among likeminded peers. Click to find out more and join our community today.

Shop for a kinder science

Show off your support by getting your hands on some brand new Animal Free Research UK merchandise.

The Animal Free Research UK Weekly Lottery

From just £1 a week you can be in with a chance of winning £25,000!

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A lasting legacy

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.

If you are considering leaving us a gift, thank you. We couldn’t do our important work without your support.

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