2023 recipient: Animal Free Research
Our vision is to create a world where human diseases are cured faster without animal suffering.
Our purpose is to enable scientists to stop using animals in medical research. By pioneering excellence, inspiring and supporting scientists and influencing change, we will end the use of animals and improve medical research.
At Animal Free Research UK, we believe that experiments on animals are scientifically and ethically unjustifiable, and that pioneering animal free research provides the best chance of finding treatments for human diseases.
Whilst UK law enshrines the principles of the 3Rs – the replacement, reduction and refinement of the use of animals in research, Animal Free Research UK does not endorse the 3Rs. Instead, our focus is, and always has been solely on replacement – enabling scientists to stop using animals in medical research.
We only support and fund research that uses non-animal methods. We do not fund refinement or reduction research, or any research that uses animals or animal-derived biomaterials.