Help the world to unite for kinder, better science

Investment in human relevant science offers a golden opportunity to revitalise medical research and stop the senseless killing of millions of animals each year.
With long-term investment and partnership, we will be able to use our new United for Kinder Science Fund to not only spearhead pioneering research projects but to create invaluable change amongst influential decision makers.
United, we can modernise medical research and bring animal experiments to an end in the UK once and for all.


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Why do we need change?
Outdated animal research is failing both humans and animals. More than 92% of drugs that show promise in animal tests and proceed into human trials fail to get to clinic, mostly for reasons of poor efficacy and safety that animal testing failed to predict.
Even so, around three million animals continue to suffer in Britain’s laboratories every year.
Use of animals in medical research is unethical, costly and unjustifiable. Thankfully, pioneering technologies are already replacing animal testing and research.
That’s why Animal Free Research UK is funding scientists at the forefront of the scientific revolution. Together we’re replacing outdated, cruel animal testing with cutting-edge, human relevant technologies. And we’re calling on policy makers to mirror the changes taking place.
United, we can modernise medical research and bring animal experiments to an end in the UK once and for all.
Once we succeed, together we will have changed the world forever. For both animals and humans.

Dame Joanna Lumley calls on the Government to overhaul the UK's outdated research
A week might be a long time in politics – though what is certain is one day in Parliament was a giant leap for human relevant science and Animal Free Research UK.
Monday, May 23rd, 2022, will burnish long in the memory.
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.
Our star Patron, Dame Joanna Lumley gave a keynote speech endorsing the Eight Steps, and she implored the many MPs listening to lobby the Government to action all of them, including two key parts – to launch an inquiry into how the UK conducts medical research, and appoint a Minister to overhaul outdated policy.




A special message from our Patron, Carol Royle...