Survey by YouGov also shows majority of Brits (60%) want the Government to better fund pioneering technologies to replace animals used in medical experiments.
To mark International Day of Women and Girls in Science, we caught up with Kerri Palmer, Animal Free Research UK PhD Student at the University of Aberdeen, who is part of the Animal Free Research UK project to identify an effective strategy for preventing breast cancer.
The Home Office has published details of the licences it granted for animal experiments during the first half of 2020, showing that the Government granted 235 new licences to researchers, allowing them to carry out experiments on over 5.5 million animals.
Britain must embrace the high-tech alternatives to animal testing. Three million animals are used in research in this country each year. That doesn’t have to be the case.
The power of science to do good has been unequivocally demonstrated. The imminent Covid-19 vaccination roll-out to protect the nation is something we can all celebrate.