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

Switzerland’s animal research in numbers for 2016

The statistics for animal research conducted in Switzerland in 2016 were released today. We have translated these tables to English and these data are summarized below. Overall, there were 629,773 animals used in research and animal testing in Switzerland in 2016 — a 7.7% decrease compared to the previous year. According to the Federal Veterinary … Continue reading Switzerland’s animal research in numbers for 2016

Switzerland releases 2014 animal research statistics

[16.11.15] The statistics in this post have been corrected. Previously we showed figures from studies completed in the last quarter. Here are the official 2014 statistics.  Earlier this week we focused on Finland's animal research statistics, now we move 1,000 miles south west to Switzerland.  We have translated the Swiss National Statistics on animal research, … Continue reading Switzerland releases 2014 animal research statistics

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