Yet again, nearly 4 million (3.72 million) animals used in the UK in 2017. We need to re-tool UK research to become a centre of excellence for non animal alternatives as suggested by the UK Medicines Discovery Catapult @MedDiscCat
In 2017, 2.78 million mice, 238,538 rats & 420,982 zebrafish bore the brunt of scientific procedures carried out under Home Office licences.
All these lives matter. They are all individual sentient beings, capable of experiencing pain, suffering & distress
It's a sad day- UK stats are out. 3.79 million animals 'used' in the UK and once again 50% of these are used in creation/breeding of genetically modified animals. That's over 5,000 animals every day bred and killed. Huge reduction opportunity missed AGAIN.