USDA publishes 2016 animal research statistics – 7% rise in animal use

The USDA/APHIS has published the 2016 animal research statistics. Overall, the number of animals (covered by the Animal Welfare Act) used in research in the US rose 6.9% from 767,622 (2015) to 820,812 (2016). This includes both public and private institutions. These statistics do not include all animals as most mice, rats, and fish are … Continue reading USDA publishes 2016 animal research statistics – 7% rise in animal use

Animal Research in Israel – 2015 Statistics Released

You may have noticed that Speaking of Research has expanded its list of national animal research statistics to around 30 countries. We would like to thank the RSPCA's Lab Animal team for supplying us with some of our more recent EU additions. However, our most recent addition is the 2015 statistics for Israel, which showed that … Continue reading Animal Research in Israel – 2015 Statistics Released

New Zealand publishes 2014 statistics on animal research

Speaking of Research tries to keep up to date with the latest animal research statistics being published around the world. For the second time we are taking a look at New Zealand's annual statistics, as the Ministry for Primary Industries has just published it's 2014 annual report. The report begins with a brief explanation of when and … Continue reading New Zealand publishes 2014 statistics on animal research

Investigating New Zealand animal research statistics

Speaking of Research has prided itself on being the most comprehensive source of information on animal research statistics. We recently got in touch with the National Animal Ethics Advisory Committee (NAEAC), who furnished us with their annual report for 2013. The National Animal Ethics Advisory Committee (NAEAC) is a statutory body which provides advice to … Continue reading Investigating New Zealand animal research statistics

Animal Research Statistics for Germany in 2013

Recent events at Max Planck Institute, where Professor Logothetis has publicly quit his primate research after a campaign of harassment by animal rights activists, have turned attention to animal experiments in Germany. In order to encourage accurate and factual discourse on Germany research we have decided to  provide the facts on the numbers of animals … Continue reading Animal Research Statistics for Germany in 2013

Animal Research Statistics for Northern Ireland 2013

We've been busy expanding our animal research statistics on the website. We now have a new main statistics page, from which viewers can then look at pages devoted to the number of animal experiments in different countries (note that "Statistics" in the Facts menu no longer sends readers to the US stats page, though no … Continue reading Animal Research Statistics for Northern Ireland 2013

Animal Experiments in the UK: Government releases 2013 statistics

Every year the UK Home Office publishes statistics showing the number of procedures carried out on animals covered by the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act, 1986; this covers all vertebrate species. Overall, the number of animals used in research fell slightly from 4.03 to 4.02 million (0.4% fall). The total number of procedures was slightly higher, … Continue reading Animal Experiments in the UK: Government releases 2013 statistics