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

Ireland produces 2016 statistics on animal research

Speaking of Research try to keep on top of the latest statistics coming from governments around the world. Ireland's 2016 statistics were recently released by the Health Products Regulatory Authority of Ireland (HPRA). Ireland carried out 226,934 procedures on animals in 2016, 1% less than in 2015. A procedure is defined as “any use of an animal for scientific or … Continue reading Ireland produces 2016 statistics on animal research

EU Regulations on animal research explained

The Speaking of Research website aims is one of the biggest and most accurate resources for information about animal research worldwide. In our mission to provide as much information as possible, we have recently added a page on the European Union's regulation of animal experiments. While regulations across the 28-EU countries are created and implemented … Continue reading EU Regulations on animal research explained

European Commission rejects Stop Vivisection Initiative

Today the European Commission rejected the Stop Vivisection Initiative that sought to repeal European Directive 2010/63/EU on the protection of animals used for scientific purposes and ban animal research in the EU. Today, there are effective treatments for many infectious diseases, some forms of cancer, and several chronic diseases such as diabetes. These advancements would … Continue reading European Commission rejects Stop Vivisection Initiative

Stop vivisection Initiative fails to impress at EU hearing

In March we discussed a new attempt by animal rights supporters to ban animal research in Europe, The Stop Vivisection European Citizens’ Initiative, which was signed by  1.2 million people (half of them in Italy). The initiative calls for “the European Commission to abrogate directive 2010/63/EU on the protection of animals used for scientific purposes … Continue reading Stop vivisection Initiative fails to impress at EU hearing