1 January 1970
Posted by: Richard Scrase
The overall number of animals used in research across European member states does not seem to have changed much since 2005, standing at just above 12 million in 2008 (a decrease of 116,561 since 2005).
The Home Office has just released the animal research statistics for 2011 which can be seen here.
Those opposed to animal research often point out that most drugs that pass the legally required toxicology tests in animals go on to fail in human clinical trials.
Tom Holder, Campaigns Manager, gives a brief overview of the recently released animal research statistics for Northern Ireland.
22,214 procedures conducted in Northern Ireland. Experiments down 1.3% from 2015.
2017 animal research numbers for Northern Ireland have been published