10.07.14

As the number of scientific procedures using animals rises again, we challenge the justification for animal use.

Today (Thursday, 10 July), the government announced that the number of scientific procedures carried out on animals in the UK rose once again (by 0.3 per cent, or 11,600 procedures) during 2013 and now stands at 4.12 million.

In total, there were 4.02 million animals used for the first time during 2013 – a slight fall from the 2012 figure (note: animals … Continue reading…

17.07.13

Today the government announced that the number of animals used annually in scientific procedures in the UK has increased yet again, and shockingly, has now broken the four million mark.

There have been disappointing increases in the use of animals such as mice, dogs and primates.

The figures include:

  • Increase of 8.4 per cent in the number of scientific procedures carried out on animals (compared to 2011).
  • Increase of 8.7 per cent in the number of animals used (compared
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24.04.13

We are marking World Day for Laboratory Animals (24 April) by challenging the Government and scientists to prove that they are genuinely committed to effective regulation of animal experiments and to reducing the use and suffering of animals.

We want an independent inquiry into the recent BUAV footage showing serious alleged breaches of animal welfare at Imperial College London.

RSPCA chief executive Gavin Grant said:

“It’s all very well for the Government and organisations promoting animal research to trot

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