FRAME's ultimate aim is the elimination of the need to use laboratory animals in any kind of medical or scientific procedures.
FRAME is dedicated to the development of new and valid methods that will replace the need for laboratory animals in medical and scientific research, education, and testing. Where the use of animals is currently necessary, FRAME supports the reduction of numbers involved to an unavoidable minimum and refinement of experimental procedures to minimise any suffering caused.
FRAME believes that the current scale of animal experimentation is unacceptable, but recognises that the immediate abolition of all laboratory animal use is not possible.
Essential medical research must continue, so that effective treatments for diseases that lessen the length and quality of human and animal life can be found. New products, including medicines and vaccines, and industrial and agricultural chemicals, must be adequately tested, in order to identify potential hazards to human and animal health, and to the environment.
FRAME advocates the Three Rs (Replacement, Reduction and Refinement) approach to this problem.
FRAME’s long-term goal is the total elimination of the need for any laboratory animal procedures, through the development, validation and acceptance of replacement alternative methods.
Until this goal is reached, FRAME supports efforts to reduce the numbers of animals used, through better experimental design and data analysis, and to refine procedures, so that the suffering of any animals necessarily used is minimised.