Vragen over "Animal Testing: Addi­tional breeding of animals"


Indiendatum: apr. 2020

Question for written answer to the Commission
Rule 138
Anja Hazekamp

According to the report from the Commission on the Implementation of Directive 2010/63/EU on the protection of animals used for scientific purposes in the Member States of the European Union published on 7 February 2020, 12,597,816 animals additional to the 10.9 million uses of animals reported in the statistics – were bred and killed, but not used in procedures.

This means that in 2017 a total of 23.5 million animals were killed for scientific purposes across the EU.

Could the Commission explain what is being done to reduce the number of animals being bred for scientific purposes but not used?