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Information on the number of animals used for scientific procedures under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 are reported annually to the UK Home Office. They form part of the national statistics which the Home Office publishes each year.
St George’s has additionally published the species and number of each species used at the university on our website since 2013, and will continue to disclose the five most recent reporting years’ data in the future. From 2019 onwards, we will aim to provide a more detailed degree of information in our reports. This is occasionally the basis of freedom of information (FOI) requests, to which the university publishes responses online.
Animals used for procedures under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986, by year.
Mice: 4,608 Rats: 551 Rabbits: 96 Guinea pigs: 9 Pigs: 6 ___________ Total: 5,270
Mice: 5,087 Rats: 501 Rabbits: 92 Pigs: 3 Fish: 217 ___________ Total: 5,900
Mice: 4,735 Rats: 414 Rabbits: 84 Fish: 1,980 ___________ Total: 7,213
Mice: 2,982 Rats: 82 Fish: 3,034 ___________ Total: 6,098
Mice: 2,356 Rats: 48 Fish: 328 ___________ Total: 2,732
These additional statistics are outside the remit of the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 (ASPA) reported animals.
Mice: 178 Rats: 410 Fish: 35 ___________ Total: 623
Mice: 408 Fish: 64 ___________ Total: 472
For 2017, the Home Office required additional data collection which relates to the EU Directive 2010/63, commencing in 2017 and to be followed every 5th year.
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