Irish universities purchase over 46,000 live animals for research in two years

Ireland“Irish universities have purchased over 46,000 live animals for research use between 2017 and 2018, with Trinity and University College Cork (UCC) far surpassing the national average. According to records released to Trinity News under the Freedom of Information Act 2014, University College Cork (UCC) purchased 22,946 live animals in total in 2017 and 2018 for use in research, while Trinity purchased 17,038 between October 2016 and October 2018, a significantly higher number than purchases made by other universities around the country …” (more)

[Lauren Boland, Trinity News, 7 November]


  • “However…”
    Typical agenda led “reporting”. The however in the article doesn’t refute the previous statement in any way, shape or form. If these self-promoting non-experts want to propose accurate non-animal models of complex diseases that allow proper testing of new medicines, then they will not only be thanked by every scientist on earth, they will make millions. So be my guest.

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