Take action - contact Arthritis Research UK

A research centre founded with money from Arthritis Research UK, provided a grant to support gruesome experiments conducted on a number of ten-week-old mice. The experiment involved these beautiful animals having their knees surgically damaged. At a later date they suffered injections either into a vein or directly into their injured knee. The animals were imaged numerous times, so they would have been captured, restrained and given an anaesthetic or a sedative. After the final imaging session, the mice were killed by having their necks broken. Animal Aid has highlighted numerous times the species differences which make data gathered from animals unreliable for applying to humans.

Please contact Liam O’Toole, Chief Executive Officer of Arthritis Research UK, and ask the charity to stop supporting cruel and unnecessary experiments on animals.


Mr Liam O'Toole
Chief Executive Officer
Arthritis Research UK
Dear Mr O'Toole