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DHT Statement: Pioneering non-animal research at Universities
The Dr Hadwen Trust for Humane Research (DHT) is the UK’s leading medical research charity and a driving force in funding and promoting the development of techniques and procedures to replace the use of animals in biomedical research and testing.
Since it was established in 1970, the DHT has awarded grants to hundreds of individual researchers and scientists who have carried out their work in universities, hospitals and research organisations across the country without harming animals. However, the DHT does not support or fund the university or research establishment itself.
The individuals carrying out this work do not hold an animal licence and do not use animals to carry out their research. They and their work are regularly monitored by DHT staff.
Were the DHT to stop funding researchers or scientists who carry out their work at a particular university or research establishment where animal testing may still be used, then all DHT research would stop and no progress would be made towards the complete eradication of animal experimentation.
The DHT has always been committed to acting as a bridge between animal welfare and medical excellence through integrating non-animal methods into traditionally resistant science and education communities and in establishing the status quo of non-animal research as a valid branch of science for not only ethical but scientific and economic reasons as well.
By pro-actively funding the development of alternatives, the DHT are having a significant effect on eradicating the use of animals in medical research and without this, the search for cures to human diseases will be prolonged and the case for more humane alternatives that replace the use of animals in experiments set back.
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