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Experiments on live animals in Britain increase

     

But number of procedures is still second lowest since 2007, at 3.06 million

The number of scientific procedures performed on live animals in Britain has increased after a drop last year that was attributed to the coronavirus pandemic, Home Office statistics have revealed.

The department’s annual statistics show that 3.06 million procedures involving live animals were carried out in England, Scotland and Wales—an increase of 6 per cent on last year but still the second lowest figure since 2007.

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