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Statistics of Scientific Procedures
on Living Animals
Great Britain
2005

Cm 6877
£18.50

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Table 10 Scientific procedures (toxicology) by species of animal and toxicological purpose

Great Britain 2005 Number of procedures

Species of animal Toxicology or other safety/efficacy evaluation

General safety/efficacy evaluation

Pollution Agriculture Industry Household Food additives Other foodstuffs Finished

cosmetics

Cosmetics

ingredients

Mammal

Mouse 3 3,345 6,955 21 - 5,732 - -

Rat 324 18,134 10,621 - 758 10 - -

Guinea pig - 120 128 - - - - -

Hamster - 551 16 - - - - -

Gerbil - - - - - - - -

Other rodent - 40 - - - - - -

Rabbit - 1,122 1,746 - - - - -

Cat - - - - - - - -

Dog

Beagle - 103 3 - - - - -

Greyhound - - - - - - - -

Other including cross-bred dogs - - - - - - - -

Ferret - - - - - - - -

Other carnivore - - - - - - - -

Horse, donkey and cross-bred equids - - - - - - - -

Pig - 90 - - - - - -

Goat - 3 - - - - - -

Sheep - 10 - - - - - -

Cattle - 48 - - - - - -

Deer - - - - - - - -

Camelid - - - - - - - -

Other ungulate - - - - - - - -

Primate

Prosimian - - - - - - - -

New World monkey

marmoset, tamarin - - - - - - - -

Squirrel, owl, spider monkey - - - - - - - -

Other New World monkey - - - - - - - -

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Table 10 Scientific procedures (toxicology) by species of animal and toxicological purpose (Continued)

Great Britain 2005 Number of procedures

Species of animal Toxicology or other safety/efficacy evaluation

General safety/efficacy evaluation

Pollution Agriculture Industry Household Food additives Other foodstuffs Finished

cosmetics

Cosmetics

ingredients

Old World monkey

Macaque - - - - - - - -

Baboon - - - - - - - -

Other Old World monkey - - - - - - - -

Ape

Gibbon - - - - - - - -

Great Ape - - - - - - - -

Other mammal - - - - - - - -

Bird

Domestic fowl (Gallus domesticus ) - 1,345 - - - - - -

Turkey - - - - - - - -

Quail (Coturnix coturnix ) - - - - - - - -

Quail (spp,other than Coturnix coturnix ) 119 752 - - - - - -

Other bird 12 523 - - - - - -

Reptile - - - - - -

Any reptilian species - - - - - - - -

Amphibian

Any amphibian species - - - - - - - -

Fish

Any fish species 16,109 6,579 4,398 - 104 - - -

Cephalopod

Octopus vulgaris - - - - - - - -

Total 16,567 32,765 23,867 21 862 5,742 - -

Increase on 2004 12,490- 4,513 9,790- 251- 264 5,460 N/A N/A

Percentage change from 2004 -43% 16% -29% -92% 44% 1936% N/A N/A

Percent of total for 2005 4% 8% 6% * * 1% * *

* Less than one percent. N/A = No comparable figures for 2004

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PREVIOUS RETURNS

Annual publications giving detailed figures for scientific procedures under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986
were published (by HMSO) as “Statistics of scientific procedures on living animals” as follows:

Year Command
Paper

2004 Cm 6713
2003 Cm 6291
2002 Cm 5886
2001 Cm 5581
2000 Cm 5244
1999 Cm 4841
1998 Cm 4418
1997 Cm 4025
1996 Cm 3722
1995 Cm 3516
1994 Cm 3012
1993 Cm 2746
1992 Cm 2356
1991 Cm 2023
1990 Cm 1574
1989 Cm 1152
1988 Cm 743
1987 Cm 515

Detailed figures for experiments on living animals under the Cruelty to Animals Act 1876 were published (by HMSO)
as “Statistics of experiments on living animals” as follows:

Year Command
Paper

1986 Cm 187
1985 Cmnd 9839
1984 Cmnd 9574
1983 Cmnd 9311
1982 Cmnd 8986
1981 Cmnd 8657
1980 Cmnd 8301
1979 Cmnd 8069
1978 Cmnd 7628
1977 Cmnd 7333

Less detailed information about experiments on living animals for the years prior to 1977 was published in the form of
a “Return to an Address of the Honourable the House of Commons”.

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