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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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.

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Joanna Lumley: Britain should lead the way in ending animal experiments

The animal-free revolution cuts experiment times, makes research cheaper and, crucially, produces more reliable data on potential drugs to treat and cure deadly diseases from cancer to Alzheimer’s.

How can UK the lead the world in science and animal welfare?

Every minute of every day, six animals are used in research in the UK. Yet as our new Modernise Medical Research Report highlights,  forward-thinking researchers are making inspirational progress in the development of high-tech alternatives, such as organ-on-a-chip technology.

Join us today to create a brighter future for animals and humans

50 YEARS AGO, a small group of likeminded citizens gathered to discuss their collective goal – to end experiments on animals.