Animals in research

Fight for Sight like all AMRC charities endorse the 3R’s principle to “replace” the use of live animals unless absolutely necessary, “reduce” the number of live animals used in research and “refine” procedures to make the use of animals in research as humane as possible.

As a member of the Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC) Fight for Sight supports the use of animals in research if there is no viable alternative. We actively review this position, mindful that new technologies aim to develop alternatives to reduce and eventually replace animal models. Currently, we think the use of animals is a necessary part of the research process to advance our understanding of disease and aid in the development of new treatments for eye conditions.

Fight for Sight’s terms and conditions states that researchers must adopt best practice in the use of animals in research, and as such we support the ARRIVE (Animal Research: Reporting of In Vivo Experiments) guidelines which are intended to improve the reporting of the use of animals in medical research.