Animal testing is cruel and outdated, and yet approximately THREE MILLION animals are still used in ‘animal research’ every year in the UK.
More government investment is needed in transformative technologies such as Non-Animal Methods which could replace current regulatory animal testing. These modern non-animal scientific approaches are often quicker, cheaper, more humane and more accurate!
The current awful COVID-19 crisis has revealed how long and expensive the current research process is. It has clarified that a new government timeframe – a deadline – is needed to end the use of animals in experiments in the UK.
With such a deadline in place, the UK could invest and focus its scientific research in being a leader in modern human-focused science.