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

Animal experiments in the UK decline by 5% in 2016

The UK Home Office has published the 2016 annual statistics 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 2016 there were 3.94 million procedures carried out, down 5% from 2015 (4.14 million). While we often describe these statistics as being … Continue reading Animal experiments in the UK decline by 5% in 2016

Why we haven’t cured the common cold – a response to PETA’s science advisor, Dr. Julia Baines

For a previous post that also debunks comments made by PETA, read our article, “Biology, History and Maths: A lesson in debunking PETA’s nonsense”. The United Kingdom recently released their annual statistics of scientific procedures on living animals and, as expected, interested parties weighed in and provided their views and interpretations of these numbers (e.g., … Continue reading Why we haven’t cured the common cold – a response to PETA’s science advisor, Dr. Julia Baines

Animal Experiments in the UK: Statistics show 4,142,631 procedures in 2015

The UK Home Office has published the 2015 annual statistics 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 2015 there were 4.14 million procedures carried out, up 7.1% from 2014 (3.87 million). However, the Home Office have … Continue reading Animal Experiments in the UK: Statistics show 4,142,631 procedures in 2015