Latest Home Office figures published today show spikes in use of dogs, monkeys, cats and horses – even though their use fails to benefit human health
A new paper calls for medical research to be modernised and summarises the strong scientific, ethical and economic case for replacing misleading animal experiments with cutting-edge, human relevant techniques.
85% of deaths in high income countries like the UK are due to diseases like heart disease, dementia and stroke. Yet, despite huge investment into disease research and drug development, these diseases remain poorly understood and still lack adequate treatments. Patients and their families are giving up hope.
Thanks to Labour MP Luke Pollard, we were able to host an afternoon reception during which launched our Eight Steps to Accelerate Human Relevant Innovation – a manifesto that sets out how the UK can become a world leader in finding next generation treatments to improve the lives of patients faster, and all without animal suffering.
The Alliance for Human Relevant Science and Animal Free Research UK have teamed up with Dutch partners from the Transition Programme for Innovation to launch Britain’s first Helpathon.
Dame Joanna Lumley delivered a speech in the House of Commons and called on the government to launch a formal inquiry into how the UK conducts medical research.