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Ten leading UK universities release animal research statistics

UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE: ‘As part of the ongoing commitment to greater openness about animal research, the ten universities which conduct the most animal procedures have publicised their figures… revealing that they collectively conducted a third of all UK animal research in 2016… The top ten institutions conduct more than two thirds of all UK university animal research between them, completing a combined total of 1.4 million procedures. Over 99% of these procedures were carried out on rodents or fish, and in line with national data they were almost evenly split between experimental work and the breeding of genetically modified animals… The ten universities are listed alongside the total number of procedures that they carried out in 2016. Each institution’s name links to its animal research webpage which includes more detailed statistics’. SOURCE…

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