Animal Experiments in the UK: Government releases 2013 statistics

Every year the UK Home Office publishes statistics showing the number of procedures carried out on animals covered by the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act, 1986; this covers all vertebrate species. Overall, the number of animals used in research fell slightly from 4.03 to 4.02 million (0.4% fall). The total number of procedures was slightly higher, … Continue reading Animal Experiments in the UK: Government releases 2013 statistics

Number of animal experiments in UK rose in 2012

Every year the UK Home Office publishes statistics showing the number of procedures carried out on animals covered by the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act, 1986; this covers all vertebrate species. Overall, the number of animal procedures rose from 3.79 millionĀ  to 4.11 million animals (an 8% rise), while the number of animals,a small number of … Continue reading Number of animal experiments in UK rose in 2012