Home > General > EU Animal Testing Figures

EU Animal Testing Figures

December 14, 2013 Leave a comment Go to comments

Fighting for Hope's Blog

The approximate figures below are from the Seventh Statistical Report by the European Commission which covers data collected by 27 member states for 2011.

  • Total number of animals used: 11,500,000
  • Number of mice used: 7,010,400
  • Number of rats used: 1,605,400
  • Number of cold-blooded animals used: 1,434,050
  • Number of birds used: 676,200
  • Number of rabbits used: 358,800

A significant decrease has been observed in the number of animals used for testing … cosmetics and toiletries where the decrease is from 1,960 [for 2008] to 90 animals. This is important to highlight as there has been a testing ban in the EU for cosmetics and cosmetic ingredients in place since 2009 [my emphasis]. Quote taken from page eight of the report. So why were any animals used for cosmetics testing?

View original post

  1. No comments yet.
  1. No trackbacks yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: