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Animal research is conducted in most countries in the world, though practices differ greatly for recording and reporting the numbers. The U.S. counts only warm-blooded animals in research, teaching, and testing except for rats, mice, and birds that were bred for research. The EU counts all vertebrates as well as (octopuses, squid etc). Currently, no country counts all invertebrates (e.g fruit flies and nematode worms).

Some countries proactively publish their data, while in others it is only available through freedom-of-information requests. For a good example of openness, the British Government produces a press release and extensive statistical information in July each year (for the previous years’ numbers), and a for journalists by the e in conjunction with the Home Office.

Speaking of Research seeks to report on the publication of any results when they come out. See the following table and click the “Link” beneath “More information” to be taken to in depth statistics.

Country Year-fake id store Number of animals / procedures (vertebrates)*
Number of mammals exc. mice and rats*
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Austria 2015 227,317 21,739 Link
Belgium 2015 566,603 69,955 Link
Bulgaria 2014 12,695 3,441
Canada 2015 3,570,352 452,600 Link
Croatia 2014 25,988  837
Cyprus 2014 640  0
Czech Republic 2015 234,366 14,205 Link
Denmark 2015 241,657 16,676
Estonia 2015 4,161  689 Link
European Union (EU) 2011 11,481,521 773,306 Link
Finland 2015 255,765 8,071
France 2014 1,769,618 154,966
Germany 2015 2,799,961 184,047 Link
Greece 2015 47,784 1,114 Link
Hungary 2015 184,648 11,311 Link
Ireland 2015 228975 21,248 Link
Israel 2015 334,767 5,539 Link
Italy 2014 698,059 29,165
Latvia 2015 13,592 212
Lithuania 2015 2,439 ~200
Luxembourg 2015 3,524 0
Malta 2016 0 0
Netherlands 2015 479,580 33,966 Link
New Zealand 2015 225,310 103,150 Link
Northern Ireland † 2015 22,508 3,282
Norway 2013 5,521,991 2,728
Poland 2015 174,456 20,814 Link
Portugal 2014 46,556 131
Romania 2015 19,632 1,669
Slovakia 2016 12,855 1,343 Link
Slovenia 2015 9,110 140 Link
Spain 2015 858,946 54,558 Link
South Korea 2016 2,878,907 68,789 Link
Sweden 2014 284,170 8,714
Switzerland 2015 682,333 20,828 Link
United Kingdom (UK) † 2015 4,142,631 113,527 fake id cc
United States (US) 2015 ~ 11-25 million‡ 767,722 Link

* All count the total number of procedures for each species rather than the total number of animals, these figures differ by 1-2% due to reuse and longer studies taking place over several years (with the same animal). While most invertebrates are not included, the EU countries do count  (e.g. octopus, squid and cuttlefish) in their statistics.

† The United Kingdom’s statistics do not include Northern Ireland which are counted separately (so technically it’s Great Britain).

‡ This estimate is based on the number of animals being 15 – 30 times higher than the number of mammals excluding mice and rats. This is true of nearly every other country on the table.

Mice, rats, birds and fish account for most of the (vertebrate) animals used in research.