2018 German Annual Use Statistics

In accordance with EU guidelines the Bundesministerium für Ernährung und Landwirtschaft produces annual statistics showing the number of procedures on animals in German research. This includes many types of research including basic and translations studies, animal testing for safety, and the breeding of GM mouse lines. EU guidelines demand that all vertebrates and Cephalopoda be … Continue reading 2018 German Annual Use Statistics

US publishes 2018 animal use statistics

In 2018, US government statistics put the number of laboratory animals used in research at 780,070, an increase of 5.7% from 2017. This includes both public and private institutions. These statistics do not include all animals as most mice, rats, and fish are not covered by the Animal Welfare Act – though they are still … Continue reading US publishes 2018 animal use statistics

UK releases 2019 animal use statistics

7/17/20 The United Kingdom reports a wealth of information every year on its use of animals in research. Every animal procedure must be categorized according to the overall purpose (and specific disease area or regulatory purpose if relevant), the genetic status of the animals and the severity of the procedure. Great Britain (England, Scotland and … Continue reading UK releases 2019 animal use statistics

USDA reposts records of animal research removed from its website

February 20th 2020 We have previously expressed our deep concern about the removal of access to an online database that allowed the public to easily obtain records involving the Horse Protection Act (HPA) and the Animal Welfare Act (AWA) from the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) website in February of 2017. These records were … Continue reading USDA reposts records of animal research removed from its website

#FactCheckNeeded: Is the use of animals for research declining in the EU?

February 19th 2020 You may have read recently or seen on social media platforms that, “the use of animals in scientific research seems to be declining in the European Union….” and accordingly, that this is due to the “EU tough regulations” that are “designed to protect research animals.” At first blush, these claims seem reasonable … Continue reading #FactCheckNeeded: Is the use of animals for research declining in the EU?

#MAJOR Animal Use Statistics Update!

February 12th 2020. Position Statement The collection of statistical data on animal use are undoubtedly useful for some purposes but they also have major limitations with respect to informing meaningful and serious consideration of the ethical use of animals in research. As we’ve written before, simply reporting the numbers ignores the global context and relevant … Continue reading #MAJOR Animal Use Statistics Update!

The EU publishes animal use statistics from 2015-2017

February 7th 2020. The European Union (EU) has released “statistics on the use of animals for scientific purposes by the Member States of the Union covering data from three years, 2015-2017”. Before we jump into our fact-based analysis of the new data we wanted to remind our readers of a few important facts pertaining to … Continue reading The EU publishes animal use statistics from 2015-2017

Great Britain releases 2018 statistics on animals used in research

The UK annual statistics of animals used in research have been released, showing the number of procedures on animals has decreased by 7% to 3.52 million. The UK does not allow the testing of cosmetics or cosmetics ingredients, tobacco research or the use of Great Apes. This research must be undertaken in other countries if … Continue reading Great Britain releases 2018 statistics on animals used in research