Rise in animal research in South Korea in 2017

The Animal and Plant Quarantine Agency (APQA) of South Korea has released its animal research numbers for 2017. We spoke to the Animal Protection & Welfare Division and have been able to get a translated copy of these figures. The tables below were produced by the APQA, and we thank Dr Moon for providing these figures. For more information … Continue reading Rise in animal research in South Korea in 2017

France, Italy and the Netherlands publish their 2016 statistics

Three major European bioscience countries have belatedly published their 2016 statistics (note that the Czech Republic became the first EU country to publish their 2017 statistics last week) - France, Italy and Netherlands. For national statistics of almost forty countries from 2012-2017, check out our newly updated Historical Statistics page, or see our Worldwide Statistics … Continue reading France, Italy and the Netherlands publish their 2016 statistics

Animal numbers in Czech Republic rise 0.6% in 2017

Editors Note: In previous years' reports in the Czech Republic, we reported the number of procedures on animals (as required by the EU). We now believe we were mistaken and that while our figures were correct, they refer to numbers of animals, rather than procedures.  The first set of 2017 statistics of the year are … Continue reading Animal numbers in Czech Republic rise 0.6% in 2017

Germany sees 7% rise in animal research procedures in 2016

The Bundesministerium für Ernährung und Landwirtschaft has produced the 2016 annual statistics for Germany. These statistics seem to show some big changes from previous years and we will attempt to break down the comparisons according to the different methodologies used. Germany produces two sets of data as part of the Animal Protection Act. §7(2) - procedures on … Continue reading Germany sees 7% rise in animal research procedures in 2016

Belgian animal research numbers fall by 5%

The last statistical publication that Speaking of Research will be reviewing in 2017 are that of Belgium. These will be added to both our worldwide animal research statistics page, and the new Historical animal research statistics page. In previous years, Belgium's three regions (Brussels, Flanders and Wallonia) have published their statistics independently, but the Belgian … Continue reading Belgian animal research numbers fall by 5%

Lack of sense about sentience and statistics

Two recent events have inspired a slew of bad reporting in the UK about animal research. The first was a vote in Parliament rejecting a call to describe animals as sentient into British law. The second was the publication of the Northern Irish statistics. On 15th November, Parliament voted down an amendment to the European … Continue reading Lack of sense about sentience and statistics

Spain, Estonia and Northern Ireland release 2016 animal statistics

Speaking of Research try to keep on top of the latest statistics coming from governments around the world. This post will look at the 2016 statistical releases in Estonia, Northern Ireland and Spain. Estonia Northern Ireland Spain Estonia According to figures released by the Ministry of Rural Affairs, Estonia conducted 3,726 procedures on animals in 2016, a … Continue reading Spain, Estonia and Northern Ireland release 2016 animal statistics