creating long-lasting change for people and for animals

Celebrating 50 years of working together for kinder, better science.

At Animal Free Research UK, we have 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 animal suffering.

Over the last 50 years, we have given £10M in grants to fund over 260 pioneering human relevant research projects into diseases including COVID-19, cancer, brain tumours, diabetes and dementia.

Many human relevant approaches have been introduced into the scientific world, but unfortunately, the use of animals in medical research is entrenched and institutionalised, with many researchers still viewing animal experiments as the gold standard.

This is our time to make change happen – and Animal Free Research UK with your support forges on its ambitious vision to create a world where human diseases are cured faster without animal suffering.

Join us in building a brighter future for humans and for the animals.

A Special Gift Today

You can help us achieve our vision of a world where human diseases are cured faster without animal suffering with a special gift today.

Regular Gift

A regular gift will help us continue leading the way to a future where humane, effective animal free research is the gold standard.

A Brighter Future

Every minute of every day, 6 animals are used in research in the UK. There is a better world out there for everyone. Watch our new film that shows our vision for a brighter future, for humans and animals.


Find out ways you can help, and UNITE with us

Building a new generation of animal free researchers.

The Animal Replacement Centre of Excellence (ARC 2.0) is a game-changing partnership between Animal Free Research UK and the University of Exeter. Led by Professor Lorna Harries, ARC 2.0 is establishing the building blocks to grow the next generation of researchers, their expertise in animal free techniques, all to ultimately deliver the best and most effective treatments. Together they are pushing the latest animal free technological and research boundaries in their unswerving quest for cures for major diseases.

ARC 2.0 was only made possible thanks to the generosity of our supporters, helping us to lead the way to a future where humane, effective animal free research will be the norm and considered the gold standard. A better, kinder future.

Click to find out more about all of our current research projects.

Turn your passions in to fundraising for change!

Whether you love to hula hoop, have become a lockdown cyclist, or you just love to get outside and explore – you can turn this into something amazing and fundraise for Challenge for Change.

All you need to do is dream up a challenge to complete. Whatever it may be, you choose your challenge.

The money you raise can be life changing – for humans and for animals.

Whatever your age or ability, you can take part. The main thing is to get active, have fun and fundraise!

With your support, we can unite and move science forward into a more humane future. And ultimately, you can help save both human and animal lives.

Animal free research is not science fiction 

Ask your MP to take action.

Every minute of every day, six animals are used in research in the UK. Yet this outdated approach is not delivering medical progress, with 90 percent of new drugs tested on animals failing to benefit human health.

Now, the Government must take bold action to accelerate the transition from animal research to human relevant science.

We want you to join us by using our quick and easy tool to urge the government to set up a dedicated department or ministerial position to accelerate the replacement of animals with high-tech alternatives.

It’s time to modernise medical research!