Animal Experiments:Written question - 17994

Asked by Sammy Wilson
(East Antrim)
Asked on: 26 November 2015
Home Office
Animal Experiments
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of animals that had been used in experiments and were classed as re-homed in government statistics in the last three years were sent to laboratories outside the UK.
Answered by: Mike Penning
Answered on: 02 December 2015

The Home Office does not collect data regarding the number of animals, used in scientific procedures, which are subsequently re-homed. Establishments are required to keep information of the source, use and final disposal of protected animals, bred kept or used at the establishment for any regulated activities, which would include whether an animal used was re-homed.

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