Home Office stats show little change in UK animal tests over last 10 years
We want lessons of COVID19 to accelerate move from animal testing towards humane and human-relevant research
"The British public are fed up with the continued high level of animal suffering in UK laboratories."
- In 2019, a total of 3.4 million experiments were completed on animals. Approximately 1.67 million (49%) were related to the 'creation' and breeding of genetically altered animals.
- Of the severity assessments undertaken for experiments completed in 2019, 18% (630,511) were assessed as having caused moderate or severe suffering.
- Although tests on dogs, primates and cats went down, experiments completed on horses (10,512) were up on the previous year, while experiments completed on guinea pigs (6,931) went up 8% from 2018.