Numbers don’t tell the whole story: 2017 US Annual Report

Science magazine recently published a brief article with an eye-grabbing headline: “U.S. labs using a record number of monkeys.” The article has a colorful graph to match, showing the number of monkeys in research over the past 10 of the 45 years that numbers are available. The article focuses almost exclusively on work funded by … Continue reading Numbers don’t tell the whole story: 2017 US Annual Report

Number of animal experiments in Great Britain falls for second consecutive year

The UK Home Office has published the 2017 annual statistics (permalink) showing the number of animal procedures carried out in Great Britain under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act, 1986; this covers all vertebrate species (and Cephalopods). In 2017 there were 3.79 million procedures carried out, down 3.7% from 2016 (3.94 million). These numbers do not include figures from … Continue reading Number of animal experiments in Great Britain falls for second consecutive year

Switzerland, Slovakia, Luxembourg and Austria publish 2017 statistics on animals in research

Yesterday, Switzerland published their 2017 statistics (permalink). This adds to recent publications from Slovakia and Luxembourg, which we provide analyses for below. You can find more information on our Worldwide Animal Statistics page, as well as our Historical Statistics page, which now contains over 150 entries as we continue to build the largest database of … Continue reading Switzerland, Slovakia, Luxembourg and Austria publish 2017 statistics on animals in research

Israel reports large rise in number of animals used in research in 2017

New statistics released by the Ministry for Health's Council for Animal Experimentation showed that the number of animals used for research and testing on animals in 2017 was 1,238,178. This represents a 144% rise as compared to 2016. The rise is primarily due to a five-fold increase in fish used (they had previously risen fourteen-fold … Continue reading Israel reports large rise in number of animals used in research in 2017

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