France, Italy and the Netherlands publish their 2016 statistics

Three major European bioscience countries have belatedly published their 2016 statistics (note that the Czech Republic became the first EU country to publish their 2017 statistics last week) - France, Italy and Netherlands. For national statistics of almost forty countries from 2012-2017, check out our newly updated Historical Statistics page, or see our Worldwide Statistics … Continue reading France, Italy and the Netherlands publish their 2016 statistics

The Netherlands publishes 2015 animal research statistics

There were 479,580 procedures on animals in the Netherlands for scientific purposes in 2015, down almost 15% from the previous year. This was according to the latest report by the Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (Nederlandse Voedsel- en Warenautoriteit, NVWA). There were falls in the number of most species used, with the exception of rats … Continue reading The Netherlands publishes 2015 animal research statistics

The Netherlands publishes their 2014 animal research statistics

The Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (Nederlandse Voedsel- en Warenautoriteit, NVWA) have produced statistics showing the number of procedures carried out on animals in 2014. The total number of procedures carried out on animals in 2014 was 563,769 procedures, up 25% from 2013. Mice, rats, birds and fish are the most commonly used animals, … Continue reading The Netherlands publishes their 2014 animal research 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

ALF run amok worldwide

Despite progress in California with the public beginning to take a stand against animal rights extremism the regular reports from the ALF website should remind us that we have a long way to go. Here is a selection of ALF attacks in the last month. June 15th 2009 - Bomb hoax at a university in … Continue reading ALF run amok worldwide