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Budget 2021: At a glance

Budget 2021: At a glance

Published on March 4, 2021

Reacting to the Budget 2021 by Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak:

The budget doubles down on the Government’s commitment to make the UK a science superpower. The Chancellor suggested that we should be at the forefront of the next scientific and technological revolutions, and we believe that human relevant research would be a key step towards achieving this goal.

So there has never been a more vital time to modernise medical research and replace animal experiments with cutting-edge, human relevant techniques.

Animal experiments are unethical, costly and ineffective – with over 90 percent of new drugs tested on animals failing to benefit human health.

Instead, Britain must act on the Chancellor’s words by  embracing the high-tech alternatives to animal testing, such as organ-on-a-chip technology.

As the Prime Minister’s partner, Carrie Symonds – a celebrated animal conservationist – will likely concur, only by revolutionising research to be more ethical and more human relevant can Britain lead the way in both science and animal protection.

Carla Owen

CEO of Animal Free Research UK


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