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Previous Statistics

Every year, researchers who undertake licensed work involving animals submit a report to the Home Office detailing the number of procedures carried out during the year.

See the most recent statistics.

2021

Procedures involving animals licensed under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 (ASPA) during the period 1 January to 31 December 2021:

Species

Number of Procedures

Rabbit

61

Mouse

118

Rat

18

 A breakdown by species of the number of procedures classified as sub-threshold, mild, moderate, severe or non-recovery according to the Home Office’s classification system:

Species

Sub-threshold

Mild

Moderate

Severe

Non-recovery

Rabbit

0

61

0

0

0

Mouse

43

53

22

0

0

Rat

0

18

0

0

0

 

2020

Procedures involving animals licensed under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 (ASPA) during the period 1 January to 31 December 2020:

Species

Number of Procedures

Rabbit

123

Mouse

120

 A breakdown by species of the number of procedures classified as sub-threshold, mild, moderate, severe or non-recovery according to the Home Office’s classification system:

Species

Sub-threshold

Mild

Moderate

Severe

Non-recovery

Rabbit

0

123

0

0

0

Mouse

44

47

29

0

0

 

2019

Procedures involving animals licensed under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 (ASPA) during the period 1 January to 31 December 2019:

Species

Number of Procedures

Rabbit

122

Mouse

214

Rat

24

Fish (includes wild caught and released)

221

 A breakdown by species of the number of procedures classified as sub-threshold, mild, moderate, severe or non-recovery according to the Home Office’s classification system:

Species

Sub-threshold

Mild

Moderate

Severe

Non-recovery

Rabbit

 

119

 

3

 

Mouse

40

115

57

2

 

Rat

 

24

 

 

 

Fish (includes wild caught and released)

 

99

116

6

 

 

2018

Procedures involving animals licensed under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 (ASPA) during the period 1 January to 31 December 2018:

Species

Number of Procedures

Rabbit

264

Mouse

630

Rat

61

Fish (includes wild caught and released)

783

 A breakdown by species of the number of procedures classified as sub-threshold, mild, moderate, severe or non-recovery according to the Home Office’s classification system:

Species

Sub-threshold

Mild

Moderate

Severe

Non-recovery

Rabbit

0

264

0

0

0

Mouse

190

265

173

2

0

Rat

0

11

11

3

36

Fish (includes wild caught and released)

0

112

596

75

0

 

2017

Procedures involving animals licensed under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 (ASPA) during the period 1 January to 31 December 2017:

Species

Number of Procedures

Rabbit

282

Mouse

2,084

Rat

109

Fish (includes wild caught and released)

1,796

 A breakdown by species of the number of procedures classified as sub-threshold, mild, moderate, severe or non-recovery according to the Home Office’s classification system:

Species

Sub-threshold

Mild

Moderate

Severe

Non-recovery

Rabbit

0

281

0

1

0

Mouse

1,233

522

307

16

6

Rat

0

6

71

14

18

Fish (includes wild caught and released)

0

267

1529

0

0