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Welcome to our BUAV resources page. Here you’ll find links to key information on animal testing and our ‘cruelty-free’ product certification programme; useful guides for you to download; and tools for you to use to take action for animals and support the BUAV’s work.


Download the BUAV’s guide for students ‘What is wrong with animal experiments?’

Find out how many animals are used in experiments in the UK, Europe and globally.


The BUAV has many ongoing campaign and we always need our supporters to take action to make them work. You can help us by lobbying your MP or MEP, sending emails or letters and signing our petitions. Please take a few minutes to:

Visit our ‘Take Action’ page to find out what you can do to help animals in laboratories

Lobby Your MP on key animal testing issues

Cargo Cruelty

Download campaign visuals from our latest campaign Cargo Cruelty calling on airlines to stop transporting primates for research: 

No Cruel Cosmetics

Sign our No Cruel Cosmetics petition calling on the EU to ban animal tested cosmetics from Europe by 2013. 

Download a print ready version of our No Cruel Cosmetics petition to help gather signatures for this crucial campaign! The petition is available in all major European languages: EnglishFrenchGermanSpanish, or all other EU languages


We urge you to use only certified ‘cruelty-free’ cosmetics, toiletries and household products. It’s easier than ever with more and more major UK and international brands signing up to the BUAV’s Humane Cosmetics and Humane Household Products Standards represented by the Leaping Bunny mark.

Visit our site to search our database of over 400 ‘cruelty-free’, Leaping Bunny certified brands.

You can also:

Take the cruelty-free pledge

Order or download your free copy of the Little Book of Cruelty Free listing ‘cruelty-free’ brands available in the UK

Download our ‘Go Cruelty Free’ web banners to help us promote our ‘cruelty-free’ programme on your website or blog


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