June 2021

Animal Use in Swiss Science

Project 19_06

A breakdown and analysis of expired animal experimentation licenses in Switzerland

Alongside the yearly report on the use of animals used in research in Switzerland, the Federal Food Safety and Veterinary Office also releases more in depth information from licenses which expired during quarterly time windows for that year. We at the Swiss 3RCC took that information from 2017 to the end of 2019, and categorised each of the expired licenses into a specific research area (Project 19_06). In this report, you can find information on the number of licenses and number of animals broken down by year, research area and purpose, species, and degrees of severity.