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Nearly 4 million animals were used in research in the UK in 2017 (latest Home Office statistics)

Every minute of every day, 7 animals are used in research in the UK

We have awarded grants to over 200 research projects since our foundation in 1970

With your help, we can free animals from laboratories for good.

Our work is funded entirely by your generous support. Your donation helps to fund some of the most advanced and successful human-related techniques in many areas of medical research including cancer, Alzheimer’s, asthma, heart and liver disease.


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Do something amazing for animals and skydive from 10,000 feet to support our ground-breaking animal free research!

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The Big Half 2019

We have limited places available in The Vitality Big Half 2019. Raise funds and help to save animals from being used in medical research by securing your place today!


Poll: Clear majority of Britons want end to animal testing in UK labs

Survey by YouGov also shows majority of Brits (60%) want the Government to better fund pioneering technologies to replace animals used in medical experiments.

Budget 2021: At a glance

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.

Celebrating International Day of Women and Girls in Science

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.

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