Areas of research

Animals are used in five main areas of biomedical research and product testing. The latest government figures, for 2014, 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 stats 2014 by purpose


2014 Home Office Statistics on the use of animals in scientific procedures in Great Britain.

See our closer look at the 2014 statistics.

Last edited: 27 October 2015 11:07