A brighter future for humans and animals

Animal Free Research UK has a 50-year history of uniting animal-loving communities and scientists to create a world where we will be able to cure diseases faster, without animals suffering. We want everyone to think big and imagine that future which is within our grasp.


Our new short film A Brighter Future shows our vision for a brighter future for humans and animals.


Patron Joanna Lumley OBE writes in The Times that Britain should lead the way in ending animal experiments

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We award grants to scientists in universities, hospitals and research organisations following a rigorous and independent peer-reviewed selection procedure.

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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 3.4 million experiments on animals in the UK in 2019 (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.

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

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Animal Free Research UK welcomes government review to end animal experiments

Media reports over the weekend said Home Secretary Priti Patel has tasked to officials to find ways to end the use of animals in the development of medicines. 

Biomedical Research Must Change — But a Shift Toward Human-specific Research Methods Is Only Part of What Is Needed

Animal Free Research UK’s Science Director, Dr Jarrod Bailey, writes article for ATLA (Alternatives to Laboratory Animals):

History must not repeat itself – sign our #TargetZero petition

Stars from Harry Potter, Downton Abbey and Made in Chelsea re-enact a historic moment of protest in the UK animal protection movement to call for an end to animal testing in the UK.