• Guinea Pig in tube

What will drive the end of animal testing?

In spite of campaigns by many bodies and individuals for an end to animal experimentation the numbers used in procedures in UK laboratories continue to rise. If a change is to happen there must be a driver behind it. Here we discuss some of the forces involved in the […]

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First FRAME debate is a huge success

The first FRAME debate was a huge success. It brought together experts from across the fields of industry, ¬†academia, politics, animal welfare and science promotion to discuss the proposition: Total animal replacement in human medicine […]


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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...