Animal rights protesters gain support in Bromley
More than 200 people signed cards against charities using animal testing at a stall in Bromley High Street on Saturday.
Passive Pressure Animal Welfare Group want testing to take place on human DNA rather than animal DNA as they believe it is safer.
Spokeswoman for Passive Pressure, Jan Yarker, said: “It will only be when charities fund research using human DNA that safe cures will be developed. We will advise the public which charities do not fund animal testing so that they can make a more informed choice.”
Cancer Research UK is one of the charities which was highlighted by the group.
A spokesperson said: “Cancer Research UK only uses animals when there is no alternative. We believe that all our research is vital if we are to save the lives of more patients in the future.”