How many animals are used in the UK each year?
Oxford University claim:
Official government figures show that just fewer than three million animals are used every year. To put this in perspective, for each person in the UK only about three animals are used for medical research for the whole of their lifetime. On the other hand over 500 million animals are consumed as food in this country every year.
The official figure shows that 3 million animals are used each year, and an increase since pro-vivisection Labour came into office. However, several million more (the exact number is not revealed by the Home Office) are killed either for their body parts or as ‘surplus to requirement’.