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FRAME response to Home Office statistics on laboratory animal use 2015

“FRAME is extremely disappointed that the latest Home Office statistics on animal use in science show an increase in animal experimentation. We are deeply concerned that the use of genetically altered animals continues to increase, with 34% of experimental procedures using them and half of all procedures being done to create and breed them. These [...]

July 20th, 2016|News, Press|Comments Off on FRAME response to Home Office statistics on laboratory animal use 2015

Home Office statistics on laboratory animal use

FRAME is delighted that changes in the reported statistics of laboratory animal procedures in Great Britain will enable better understanding of exactly how animals are used in bioscience research. Greater detail will allow better planning to reduce reliance on inadequate animal-based models and help bring about introduction of more-relevant, human-based replacements. Scientists in the UK [...]

October 22nd, 2015|News, Press|Comments Off on Home Office statistics on laboratory animal use

Home Office animal welfare stakeholder meeting

As part of its policy of collaboration with Government, industry and academia, FRAME regularly attends the Home Office Animal Welfare Stakeholder Meetings to share information and data. At the latest meeting Home Office officials warned that the report of statistics on procedures carried out on laboratory animals in the UK will be delayed this year [...]

July 23rd, 2015|News, Newsfeed, Press|Comments Off on Home Office animal welfare stakeholder meeting

Home Office Three Rs progress report

The Home Office has issued a progress report on what it is doing to reduce the use of animals in scientific research. The department set out plans in a document last February, which included three strategic priorities. They were: advance the use of the ThreeRs within the UK; use international leadership to influence the uptake [...]

March 26th, 2015|Press, Rightbox|Comments Off on Home Office Three Rs progress report

New ban on animal tests for household products

The Home Office is to introduce a ban on testing household products on animals with effect from October. The move follows a detailed consultation about the impact such a ban would have on industry and the economy. The ban will apply to products bought by the public for use at home and in the garden, [...]

March 12th, 2015|Press, Rightbox|Comments Off on New ban on animal tests for household products

1978 – Home Office publishes first edition of their annual report on the Statistics of experiments on living animals in Great Britain

1978 was an important year for understanding the frequency and application of animals used in experiments in Great Britain.  It was the first year in which the Home Office made public the national statistics regarding things such as the species used, the primary purpose of the study, use of anaesthesia, and licensing, amongst others.  The [...]

January 23rd, 2015|Timeline, TL_Alternatives, TL_legislation, TL_Social|Comments Off on 1978 – Home Office publishes first edition of their annual report on the Statistics of experiments on living animals in Great Britain

Home Office statistics on lab animal use released

A further increase in the use of genetically altered (GA) animals in laboratories flouts EU regulations and is in direct opposition to the UK Government’s pledge to reduce the numbers involved.  If the Government is going to keep its promise it needs to address this question urgently in order to stop the upward trend. FRAME is [...]

July 10th, 2014|News, Press|Comments Off on Home Office statistics on lab animal use released