General links

The websites listed below provide accurate information about the use of animals in medical research within the UK.

  • Home Office: Animals in Scientific Procedures
    This Home Office website provides practitioners with guidance on licence applications and related legislation. It includes sections on legislation and animal welfare.
  • Understanding Animal Research
    This independent site aims to achieve understanding and acceptance of the need for humane animal research in the UK, by maintaining and building informed public support and a favourable policy climate for animal research. The information provided by Understanding Animal Research is based on very thorough research and understanding of the facts, historical and scientific.
  • Association of Medical Research Charities: Animals in Medical Research
    The AMRC is a membership organisation of the leading medical and health research charities in the UK. This site describes the benefits of animal research as well as the system of regulating animal research and the care and welfare of the animals.
    This site provides reliable information from scientists worldwide about the contribution of animal research to medical advances.
  • Ipsos MORI report: Views on the use of animals in scientific research
    Report on the findings of a 2012 survey on awareness of, and public attitudes towards, the use of animals in scientific research sponsored by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

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