It's estimated that 115.3 million animals are used every year in the name of science around the world.
In New Zealand, around 300,000 animals are used for research, testing and teaching every year. Thousands of these animals will be subject to cruel and archaic animal experiments.
The graph below shows the number of animals that have been used for science in NZ from 1999 - 2021.
The graph below shows the number of animals that have been killed for science in NZ from 1999 - 2021.
The number of animals bred for science, never used, and subsequently killed has been monitored by the NZ Government since 2019:
Over these three years, 487,214 animals were bred for science, never used and killed.
We don't take these numbers lightly; each animal who has been killed matters, and we'll continue working hard to end animal experimentation once and for all — together, we are creating a world where no animal dies in the name of science.
You can access more information about the number of animals used for science in NZ each year below.
Statistics on years prior to 2015 can be found here.