The annual statistics publication relates to scientific experiments performed using living animals under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986.
The Home Office collects information on regulated experiments taking place in Great Britain and publishes an annual report in July, which details the experiments that took place in the previous calendar year. The full reports are available to read on the gov.uk website.
The information collected and published by the Home Office includes: the number of experiments carried out on animals; the number of animals experimented on; the species and genetic status of the animals experimented on; the purpose of the experiments; and the severity of suffering the experiments inflicted on the animals.
Nearly 3 million (2.88m) animal experiments took place in the UK 2020
We owe it to the millions of animals who have suffered for negligible human benefit to end the century of unimaginable pain in UK laboratories. If Britain is to become a science superpower it must lead by example. It must accelerate the use of animal free research and aim for target zero animal experiments, starting today.
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