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A gift in your will to Animal Free Research UK is leaving a truly, lasting legacy: our tireless work saving animals from experiments will continue because of your kindness.
If you are considering leaving us a gift, thank you. We couldn’t do our important work without your support.

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We award grants to scientists in universities, hospitals and research organisations following a rigorous and independent peer-reviewed selection procedure.

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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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We need you to raise funds and awareness about animal free research in your local community!

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

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!


#TargetZero petition debated in Parliament

October 25th marked a significant event for animals in laboratories, as two high-profile petitions about animal experiments were debated in Parliament. One of these resulted from the #TargetZero campaign, which is a collaboration between Animal Free Research UK, Cruelty Free International and OneKind.

The economic case for modernising medical research

Medical research urgently needs to be modernised. Several thousand diseases affect humans but only around 500 have treatments available. As to why we have made only such modest wins in our long fight against human illness lies in the three million animals used in British laboratories each year.

Cutting-edge medical research techniques to contribute £2.5 billion to UK economy by 2026

New economic report for Animal Free Research UK shows bold investment in new approach methodologies – aka NAMs – could see better treatments for patients, benefit economy and make Britain a science superpower.

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