Animal Free Research Charity
Since July 2020, Bliss Delights donate 10% of our profits to medical research charity Animal Free Research UK.
Animal Free Research UK is a charity who fund and promote medical research that will replace the use of animals, in order to create kinder science and a world where human diseases are cured faster without animal suffering. Their mission is to inspire and support scientists and influence change to end the use of animals and improve medical research.
Founded in 1970, Animal Free Research UK have awarded grants to over 250 projects that include research into cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, asthma, diabetes, kidney, heart and liver disease, to name a few. Through this research and by supporting other cutting-edge, animal free, research methodologies, there will be significant advances for more human-relevant medical research, benefiting the public health and reducing animal suffering.
In 2004, a study from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration found that 92% of drugs entering clinical trials following animal testing fail to be approved. Of those approved, half are withdrawn or relabeled due to severe or lethal adverse effects not detected during animal tests. More recently, the failure rate is closer to 95%. Non-human animals do not get many of the same diseases that humans do, such as HIV, heart disease and many types of cancer, so signs of these diseases are artifically induced into animals.
ANIMAL FREE COVID-19 TEST
In the UK alone, 7 animals are used in research every minute of each day. The current test for the COVID-19 virus includes ingredients derived from animals and detects only the presence of viral particles (which can be infectious or non-infectious).
Currently, the Animal Replacement Centre at the University of Exeter are optimising a COVID-19 test that could tell users not only whether they are carrying the active virus, but also by how much. The new test could be available in a matter of weeks and will be animal free, as all animal-derived materials are replaced by synthetic equivalents.
I have chosen to donate to this charity as we are passionate about fighting for a world where animals are no longer bred to be subjected to the most vile, cruel and ineffective experiments in the name of medical research. There have been many advances in technology that mean finding cures for human disease is possible without testing on non-human animals.
Click the link below to find out more about this wonderful charity and to donate towards the new animal free COVID-19 test.