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.
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Guinea pigs: 9
These additional statistics are outside the remit of the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 (ASPA) reported animals.
Animals bred for scientific purposes other than for ASPA-specified procedures
Tissue sampling for purpose of genotyping
Our BRF was closed for refurbishment during 2021, and some projects were transferred to other Establishments. The number of animals used over the year by those projects will be published by their host institutions. The following are the numbers used at SGUL only:
The great majority were subject to only sub-threshold or mild procedures.