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

Strategy by the numbers: How to ban dog research and testing in the US and why it would be bad for public health

January 21, 2020 The council of Richland Center, a small US city in Wisconsin, recently voted in favor of an ordinance thought to be the first in the country to ban breeding and possession of dogs and cats for research or experimentation within their city. As we wrote last week, there also doesn’t appear to … Continue reading Strategy by the numbers: How to ban dog research and testing in the US and why it would be bad for public health

Great Britain releases 2018 statistics on animals used in research

The UK annual statistics of animals used in research have been released, showing the number of procedures on animals has decreased by 7% to 3.52 million. The UK does not allow the testing of cosmetics or cosmetics ingredients, tobacco research or the use of Great Apes. This research must be undertaken in other countries if … Continue reading Great Britain releases 2018 statistics on animals used in research

Understanding US Annual Reports on Number of Animals in Research

Allyson J. Bennett & Alanna Brownell Psychology Department, University of Wisconsin-Madison Nonhuman animals play an essential role in our understanding of systems that are key to health and disease in humans and other animals. Basic discoveries about physiological, neural, genetic, immunological, and other systems serve as the foundation for advances in medicine, including treatment and … Continue reading Understanding US Annual Reports on Number of Animals in Research

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

Switzerland, Slovakia, Luxembourg and Austria publish 2017 statistics on animals in research

Yesterday, Switzerland published their 2017 statistics (permalink). This adds to recent publications from Slovakia and Luxembourg, which we provide analyses for below. You can find more information on our Worldwide Animal Statistics page, as well as our Historical Statistics page, which now contains over 150 entries as we continue to build the largest database of … Continue reading Switzerland, Slovakia, Luxembourg and Austria publish 2017 statistics on animals in research

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

Rise in animal research in South Korea in 2017

The Animal and Plant Quarantine Agency (APQA) of South Korea has released its animal research numbers for 2017. We spoke to the Animal Protection & Welfare Division and have been able to get a translated copy of these figures. The tables below were produced by the APQA, and we thank Dr Moon for providing these figures. For more information … Continue reading Rise in animal research in South Korea in 2017