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The IAVS warmly welcomes last night’s (15 September) European Parliament vote directing the European Commission to implement an Action Plan for the reduction and elimination of animal experiments.

The European Parliament called on the European Commission to put forward an action plan to facilitate the reduction and replacement of animals in science.

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IAVS response to 2019 Irish animal experimentation statistics

  • The loophole allowing animal toxicity testing of cosmetic botulinum toxin must be closed.

    Yvonne Smalley - IAVS Chairwoman
  • The overall severity of the experiments on animals in Ireland also remains disturbingly high, with 40,453 resulting in ‘moderate’ severity. The ‘moderate’ label is somewhat misleading, as such tests can involve poisoning that stops just short of death.  

    Dr Dan Lyons - IAVS Policy Advisor
  • The IAVS welcomes the reduction in the numbers of animals being made to suffer in Irish laboratories in 2019 - a drop of about 60,000 compared with 2018 – which is a significant step in the right direction.

    Yvonne Smalley - IAVS Chairwoman