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Tony Benn“I have become persuaded by the evidence that animal testing is not the right way to test new medicines. The tests must be based on human biology. This is a really big issue of public safety.”
Former Minister of Technology, the late Tony Benn

Caroline Lucas“No other area of science is still relying on the flawed methodologies of 40 years ago. Now is the time to bring the science into the 21st century.”
Caroline Lucas MP

Mat Fraser “Animal testing makes all of us guinea pigs. Thalidomide was advertised as ‘harmless as a sugar cube’ after huge doses produced no ill effects in animal tests.”
Actor and thalidomider, Mat Fraser

Carol Royle“Animal testing is totally illogical, when you realise how far removed from people the results from animal tests can be. It is time for the government to test the tests and find which are the best ones to discover the safety of medicines for people..”
Actress Carol Royle

James Le Fanu“Safer Medicines Trust promotes a vision of a more rational and appropriate future for scientific and medical research, centred on humans, rather than animals, and they are very well qualified to do so. I am proud to represent them as a Patron.”
Dr James Le Fanu

Grahame Morris MP“I am pleased to support Safer Medicines Trust because I agree it is high time medical research focused on humans, rather than animals.”
Grahame Morris MP

David Amess“I am very pleased to be a Patron of Safer Medicines Trust. I am passionate about both human health and animal welfare, and I applaud Safer Medicines Trust for showing that there is no contradiction between the two, as we are so often led to believe.”
Former MP for Southend, the late Sir David Amess

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New paper discusses  in silico New Approach Methodologies (NAMs) and increasing use of ‘big data’ to advance human relevant research

A new paper by Safer Medicines scientific consultant Rebecca Ram, Dr. Domenico Gadaleta of the Mario Negri Institute, Italy and Dr. Tim Allen of the MRC Toxicology Unit, Cambridge discusses the progress of in-silico methods in New Approach Methodologies (NAMs) as well as the increasing need for use of ‘big data’ and artificial intelligence (AI) […]

World Animal Free Research Day

One of our partner charities in the Alliance for Human Relevant Science is Animal Free Research UK. They have initiated an annual World Animal Free Research Day on the anniversary of their founding, 27th May. Our goals are very complementary: Animal Free Research UK’s vision is “To create a world where human diseases are cured faster without animal suffering”, while […]