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Home Office statistics announced (2015)

Front cover of the Annual Statistics of Scientific Procedures on Living Animals Great Britain 2015

Today the Home Office released their annual statistics showing the number of scientific procedures using living animals in Great Britain in 2015. 

Our Chief Executive, Dr Vicky Robinson, comments:

“Anyone who thinks the statistics are a measure of efforts to replace the use of animals is mistaken. Whilst they record animal use, they do not in any way represent the many animals that have been saved through the development of alternative approaches. That said, there is a lot more to do to embed alternative technologies into scientific practice, to ensure that all animal studies are robustly designed to yield meaningful results, and to minimise animal suffering. The statistics will remind many of this fact.”