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Irish Anti-Vivisection Society Freedom of Information request uncovers evidence of unnecessary suffering in severe tests.

Everyone in Ireland needs to see this. These Irish celebrities were horrified to learn what’s happening to animals out of sight of the public in labs in the EU.

Almost 160,000 animals have been put down by Ireland’s top universities over the past four years after being used in research experiments.

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