An Estimate of the Number of Animals Used for Scientific Purposes Worldwide in 2015

  title={An Estimate of the Number of Animals Used for Scientific Purposes Worldwide in 2015},
  author={Katy Taylor and Laura Rego Alvarez},
  journal={Alternatives to Laboratory Animals},
  pages={196 - 213}
Few attempts have been made to estimate the global use of animals in experiments, since our own estimated figure of 115.2 million animals for the year 2005. Here, we provide an update for the year 2015. Data from 37 countries that publish national statistics were standardised against the definitions of ‘animals’ and ‘procedures’ used in the European Union (EU) Directive 2010/63/EU. We also applied a prediction model, based on publication rates, to estimate animal use in a further 142 countries… 

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