For Animal Free Research UK

Celebrating 50 years of working together for kinder, better science

At Animal Free Research UK, we have a 50-year history of uniting animal-loving communities and scientists to create a world where we will be able to cure diseases faster, without animals suffering.

You can take action for animals, by uniting with us now!

Over the last 50 years we’ve made some huge progress in science to benefit animals and people. Watch here to see some of our key achievements and learn more about our plans to create a world of animal free research:

Unite with us for kinder, better science

Act now for animals

Without support today, all our amazing work is at risk of being lost. Find out how you can donate now and support our vital projects.


Protect the future

At Animal Free Research UK, we’re in this for the long run. Find out more about how you can leave a gift in your will to help make the future free from animal research.


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In 2020, We are investing over £750,000 in research including:

- 10 Phd studentships
- 7 pilot projects
- 7 postdoctoral research posts
- 6 projects for COVID-19
- 2 ARCs
- 1 lecturer in animal free research
- 1 strategic research project


We need to disrupt the system by changing the debate. Rather than a misleading choice between ethics and science, we must shift the focus onto working together to deliver research which produces results for humans without animal suffering.

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By 2040 we will transform medical research and regulation so that the development of treatments for human diseases can be entirely animal free and breakthroughs achieved faster.

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It’s a simple message, enabling us to be at the forefront of funding research towards an end to animal testing. Our research replaces the old techniques with new approach methodologies that are more accurate and, crucially, replace animal use.

Congratulations again to the winners of the Quasi Vivo systems of the @AFR_UK #Covid_19 #Grants @JohnsHopkinsSPH (Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health)
@imperialcollege (London)
@covcampus Coventry University&Liverpool School ofTropical Medicine

We’re all united for animal free research

Show your support for animal free research by uploading pictures of you with your animal friends to help spread the word. (Remember to use the hashtag #50YearsAnimalFree)

Any questions? Ask a scientist!

We’ll answer your questions when we go live on social media with our renowned scientists and researchers!

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