• The EU debate in progress

FRAME response to EU “Stop Vivisection” initiative

The discussion this week of the “Stop Vivisection” initiative has highlighted several extremely important issues.

Firstly, the high priority that needs to be given to replacement of animal experiments with scientifically valid alternatives.
Secondly, the limited relevance to human disease processes of many animal studies.
Thirdly, the poor understanding across much of […]

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EU debate on animal experiments

The European Parliament has discussed the future of animal experiments, in response to a 1.2 million signature petition calling for existing laws to be scrapped. A recommendation will now be passed to the European Commission […]

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FRAME funding

FRAME receives no grants from central or local government and relies entirely on donations and legacies from individuals and companies who believe in what we do. We receive the majority of our funding from corporate […]

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ATLA – Alternatives to Laboratory Animals – is FRAME’s peer-reviewed scientific journal, published six times a year. Visit the website
PiLAS – Perspectives in Laboratory Animal Science – is a place for bioscientists to discuss aspects of lab animal use. Visit the website
FRAME’s Timeline is a useful source of information on key points in the development of alternatives to animal methods. Visit the Timeline
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What FRAME does

There is no worldwide agreement that protects the welfare of animals either in the wild or those involved in research and testing. While EU law says that alternative methods should be used if they are available, there are many areas where no effective non-animal methods exist. The latest Directive says EU member states should support alternatives, but there is no specific legal requirement to create them. FRAME is helping to find them.

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FRAME was the first organisation to fund its own laboratory to research new and innovative ways to replace animals in medical and scientific experiments. Many of the non-animal tests it developed are now in common use.Read more...
FRAME issues regular press releases and statements to the media. It has appeared in local and national newspapers and on TV and radio. Read more...