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October 11, 2022

Explore the CCAC Animal Data Report 2021

Consult the CCAC Animal Data report 2021

The Canadian Council on Animal Care (CCAC) has released the CCAC Animal Data Report 2021, which provides a national overview of animal-based science in CCAC-certified institutions from January 1 to December 31, 2021.

The CCAC thanks all those responsible for compiling and submitting their institutional data.

Quick Facts from 2021

  • A total of 3,692,479 animals in research, teaching, and testing were reported to the CCAC
  • The three animal types most often used were mice (34.1%), fish (33.9%), and birds (12.0%)
  • The largest proportion of animals (56.5%) were used in studies of a fundamental nature in science relating to essential structures or functions, or Purpose of Animal Use (PAU) 1, representing 2,167,077 animals

For more quick facts, consult the CCAC Facts & Figures, which provides a visual overview of the number of animals involved in Canadian science for the purposes of research, teaching, and testing, as well as general information about the CCAC and the Canadian system of oversight.

It is important to note that there are many external factors that may influence the numbers of animals from year to year. Caution should be used when comparing numbers of animals over time or when tracking progress towards the Three Rs.

Should you have any questions concerning the 2021 animal data report, .

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