World Day for Laboratory Animals was instituted in 1979 and has been a catalyst for the movement to end the suffering of animals in laboratories around the world and their replacement with advanced scientific non-animal techniques.
Each year inside British laboratories, almost 4 million animals are forcibly experimented on. Every 8 seconds, one animal dies. Included are experiments on more than 600,000 animals which were categorised by researchers as causing “MODERATE” or “SEVERE” suffering.
Species Total Procedures
Other Rodents 26,102
Other Mammals 77,446
Other Animals 9,523