Israel reports large rise in number of animals used in research in 2017

New statistics released by the Ministry for Health's Council for Animal Experimentation showed that the number of animals used for research and testing on animals in 2017 was 1,238,178. This represents a 144% rise as compared to 2016. The rise is primarily due to a five-fold increase in fish used (they had previously risen fourteen-fold … Continue reading Israel reports large rise in number of animals used in research in 2017

Animal experiments in Israel rise by 51% in 2016

Israel used 507,018 animals for research and testing on animals in 2016 according to statistics released by The Ministry of Health's Council for Animal Experimentation. This represents a 51% rise on 2015 - with the increase mainly due to a fourteen-fold increase in the number of cold-blooded mammals used (99% fish). There were moderate decreases … Continue reading Animal experiments in Israel rise by 51% in 2016

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

Israel provides animal research statistics for 2014

The 2014 statistics from the Israeli National Council for Animal Experimentation show a 13 percent increase in animals used, reports Haaretz, an Israeli newspaper. The 340,330 animals used in experimentation in 2014 represent the highest animal use since 2007, the peak of animal experimentation in Israel. Rodents comprised the majority (84 percent) of the animals … Continue reading Israel provides animal research statistics for 2014

Top Israeli academics beg Prime Minister to protect animal research

Seven Nobel Laureates and the Presidents of seven major Israeli universities and research institutes are the signatories of an unprecedented letter that calls for to government to refrain to impose any additional limitations on the use of animals in research. A translation of the letter can be found below: Such limitations, and pressure from activists … Continue reading Top Israeli academics beg Prime Minister to protect animal research