From the information available to us, details of the numbers of project licences granted from 2009 to 2012 under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 authorising the use of cats and dogs, and the overall severity band of the licences, are given in the attached table, ie 41 projects using dogs and 14 projects using cats from 2009-13 inclusive.
During 2013 five licences authorising the use of dogs were granted, one authorising the use of cats and one authorising the use of both cats and dogs. Following the implementation of European Directive 2010/63/EU on the protection of animals used for scientific purposes on
The information for the severity limit of each individual procedure is not held centrally and can be obtained only at disproportionate cost.
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