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European Citizens’ Initiative attracts the support of over 1.4 million citizens in time for its deadline today.
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Irish Anti-Vivisection Society Freedom of Information request uncovers evidence of unnecessary suffering in severe tests.
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Almost 160,000 animals have been put down by Ireland’s top universities over the past four years after being used in research experiments.
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The latest statistical report reveals that in 2020, 137,318 animals were subjected to experiments in Ireland, an increase of 1,154 animals.
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IAVS response to 2020 Irish animal experimentation statistics

  • The rising death toll in Irish laboratories is a devastating setback after welcome declines in 2018 and 2019, and highlights the tragic failures behind the Government’s claims to be promoting reductions in animal testing.

    Yvonne Smalley - IAVS Chairwoman
  • The Statistical Report reveals massive unnecessary animal suffering overseen by a regulatory system that gives little consideration for animal welfare, the spirit of the law or for democratic accountability.

    Dr Dan Lyons - IAVS Policy Advisor
  • Despite the existence of non-animal methods, the government has continued to licence animal testing for cosmetic botulinum while doing nothing to facilitate sharing of knowledge regarding these non-animal tests.

    Jenn Scannell - IAVS Spokesperson