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.
Achieving a world where human diseases are cured faster without animal suffering is going to take transformational change in legislation and regulations governing medical research. That’s why Animal Free Research UK is working to ensure our issue gains a prominent place on the political agenda.
A new All-Party Parliamentary Group today held its first AGM with the aim of accelerating the development and uptake of human relevant sciences in the UK.