EARA Sheds Light on EC’s 2018 Animal Numbers
The European Animal Research Association (EARA) recently shared the European Commission’s comprehensive statistics on all animals, across the EU, used in scientific, medical, and veterinary research for 2018. The report states that the total number of animals used across the EU in 2018 was 8,291,758, which is lower than in 2017 (9,388,162). The total consists of animals used in basic and applied research as well as in regulatory studies aimed at ensuring the safety of medicines and other products.
The total also includes animals used in routine production, education, and training. Mice, fish, and rats made up 88% of the 2018 total, while dogs, cats, and monkeys account for around 0.3% of the total. These percentage figures included Norway for the first time.
Read the full report here: https://ec.europa.eu/environment/chemicals/lab_animals/pdf/SWD_%20part_A_and_B.pdf