Canada sees rise in animal research numbers in 2016

The Canadian Council on Animal Care is the national peer-review organization responsible for setting, maintaining, and overseeing the implementation of high standards for animal ethics and care in science throughout Canada.  Yesterday it released the 2016 statistics describing the numbers and species of animals utilized in science.  It shows that 4,308,921 animals were used in … Continue reading Canada sees rise in animal research numbers in 2016

Canada’s animal research in numbers for 2015

The statistics for animal research conducted in Canada in 2015 have been released by the Canadian Council on Animal Care (CCAC). These numbers reflect research conducted by CCAC-certified institutions and by people working at CCAC-certified institutions, even if the research involves animals located outside of Canada. The criteria for CCAC certification can be found here. … Continue reading Canada’s animal research in numbers for 2015

Canada Releases 2013 Animal Use Statistics

Our statistical releases continue. Last week the Canadian Council on Animal Care released its report on the number of animals used in Canada for scientific purposes. The CCAC is an independent oversight body that oversees the ethical use of animals in research. They also develop guidelines and promote training programs to ensure that all individuals … Continue reading Canada Releases 2013 Animal Use Statistics

Canada Releases 2012 Animal Use Statistics

Earlier this month the Canadian Council on Animal Care (CCAC) released its report on the number of animals used in Canada for scientific purposes. The CCAC is an independent oversight body that oversees the ethical use of animals in research. They also develop guidelines and promote training programs to ensure that all individuals involved in … Continue reading Canada Releases 2012 Animal Use Statistics

Part 2: University of Toronto ends live primate research – Outsourcing Controversy

 Earlier this week we wrote about the University of Toronto’s public statements concerning the end of their on-site primate research. A number of broader questions were raised by considering similar cases and articles.  Among them, what does it mean for a university to claim that it does not engage in a particular type of research?  … Continue reading Part 2: University of Toronto ends live primate research – Outsourcing Controversy

End of Primate Research at the University of Toronto?

Intended or not, comments by a university administrator and veterinarian in some Canadian news articles last week likely gave some readers a distorted view not only of the status of research at the University of Toronto, but of animal research more broadly. A pair of articles reported that primate research at the U of T had ended. … Continue reading End of Primate Research at the University of Toronto?