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