Areas of research

Animals are used in five main areas of biomedical research and product testing. The latest government figures, for 2013, show that animals were used in the following areas:

Note: no cosmetic or toiletries after 1998 and no testing of household products after 2015

Animal use 2013

Home Office Statistics on the use of animals in scientific procedures in Great Britain.

See our closer look at the 2013 statistics.

Last edited: 26 August 2015 11:00