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On World Vegan Day we unite to end animal cruelty

On World Vegan Day we unite to end animal cruelty

Published on October 30, 2020

On Sunday  – November 1  –  we’ll be joining the 600,000 people across the UK choosing a plant-based diet to celebrate World Vegan Day, and the start of World Vegan Month.

Founded by our friends at the Vegan Society in 1994, this year’s World Vegan Day is a time to recognise how far our collective cruelty-free movement has come.

Animal Free Research UK is celebrating 50 years as the country’s leading medical research charity working to create a world where human diseases are cured faster without animal suffering – helping us all lead an ethical, cruelty-free and green lifestyle.

You can read more about how we are playing a role in this cause this weekend in the Observer’s Vegan Day supplement.

Over the decades, with thanks to the generosity of our compassionate supporters, we have given £10M in grants to over 260 medical research projects, advancing technological development of human relevant research for diseases including cancer, brain tumours, diabetes and this year, COVID-19.

Our Rapid Response Fund is supporting animal free research for COVID-19 projects, among them a novel testing kit that determines whether people who have the virus are infectious. The test replaces the use of proteins from animal blood serum with a synthetic equivalent.

By funding technological breakthroughs and financing the training of a new generation of animal free researchers, we believe that with more public support, together we can accelerate towards the complete replacement of animals used in laboratories.

There is a new agenda for change emerging which is galvanising decision-makers to reconsider business as usual. Prioritising humane, human relevant approaches is the way forward.

United, we can change outdated regulations that still make animal testing before going to human trial mandatory. You can contribute to the discovery of life-saving treatments for humans by supporting our ethical medical research.

Find out how, united, we can all contribute to an ethical, cruelty-free world.


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

Our work is funded entirely by your generous support, so please make a donation today to help us free animals from laboratories for good.

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