BUAV speaks out for animals suffering in laboratories as experiment toll rises to over 4 million


The latest annual statistics from the Home Office showed that the number of animals used in experiments  in 2012 has risen to over 4 million; a shocking increase of 9%. The BUAV continues to be the leading voice for animals in laboratories, speaking out in all of the UK's most prominent media:


MSN News UK & Huffington Post carried the Press Association article: “UK Animal Testing Up By 8%, Monkey Tests Rise By Almost One Quarter”

BBC Online “Sharp rise of 8% in UK animal experiments”

The Independent “Revealed: ordinary laboratory animals overtaken by GM counterparts for first time”

Scotsman.com “Animal testing in UK up by nearly 10%, says report”

Express “Anger as monkey tests increase”

Mail Online “Number of animal experiments in Britain jumps 8% to 4.1million despite coalition pledge to reduce them”


The BUAV Head of Policy, Dr Nick Palmer was invited to speak on behalf of animals in laboratories on BBC Radio Scotland (begins 07.50)


Our blog: "Out of control: Government impotence as animal experiments rocket" was published on the Huffington Post and featured in an interactive article asking readers whether the Government should do more to curb animal testing.


Articles bearing our calls for animals in laboratories appeared in the following printed newspapers:

i “Majority of animals used in research are GM”

Daily Express: “Anger as monkey tests increase”

The Scotsman: “11,000 animals tested on every day in UK”

Yorkshire Post: “Campaigners attack rise in animal tests”