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

New Zealand publishes statistics showing use of animals in research in 2015

Today, the Ministry for Primary Industries in New Zealand published its 2015 annual report on “Statistics on the Use of Animals in Research, Testing and Teaching”.  It shows the number of animals used in research in 2015 was 225,310, down 27% from the previous year. While the fall in animals used seems very large, the … Continue reading New Zealand publishes statistics showing use of animals in research in 2015

Rise in animal experiments in Denmark in 2015

Last week we looked at the 2015 animal research statistics for Spain, this week we move our attention to Denmark.  The newly published report by the Animal Research Inspectorate (Dyreforsøgstilsynet) shows that the number of procedures on animals carried out in Denmark in 2015 was 241,657, up 21% from 2014. The number of animals used is likely to be … Continue reading Rise in animal experiments in Denmark in 2015

Animal Research Statistics in Czech Republic, Estonia and Slovenia in 2015

Speaking of Research try to keep on top of the latest statistics coming from governments around the world. This post will look at three countries which have recently published their 2015 statistics. Czech Republic Estonia Slovenia Czech Republic The Czech Republic reported a 1% rise in the number of animal procedures to 234,366. This was mainly … Continue reading Animal Research Statistics in Czech Republic, Estonia and Slovenia in 2015

Hungary publishes 2015 animal research statistics

Hungary has published its annual statistics showing the number of procedures carried out on animals for scientific purposes in 2015. This post has translated much of the statistics into English and aims to interpret the data as a whole. In 2015, Hungary conducted 184,648 animal procedures on animals – all regulated under EU Directive 2010/63. … Continue reading Hungary publishes 2015 animal research statistics

Switzerland’s animal research in numbers for 2015

The statistics for animal research conducted in Switzerland in 2015 were released last week. We have translated these tables to English and these data are summarized below. Overall, there were 682,333 animals (not including invertebrates except Cephalopoda and lobsters) used in research and animal testing in Switzerland in 2015. Most of these animals were involved … Continue reading Switzerland’s animal research in numbers for 2015

Ireland publishes 2015 animal statistics showing 228,975 procedures

Ireland has recently published its annual statistics showing the number of animals used for research and testing in 2015. Ireland carried out 228,975 procedures on animals in 2015, 1% more than in 2014. A procedure is defined as "any use of an animal for scientific or educational purposes, which may cause the animal a level of pain, … Continue reading Ireland publishes 2015 animal statistics showing 228,975 procedures