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September 22, 2020

Explore the CCAC Animal Data Report 2019

Consult the CCAC Animal Data report 2019

The Canadian Council on Animal Care (CCAC) has released the CCAC Animal Data Report 2019, which provides a national overview of animal-based science in CCAC–certified institutions from January 1 to December 31, 2019.

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

Quick Facts From 2019

  • 4,562,522 animals in research, teaching, and testing were reported to the CCAC.
  • The three animal types most often used were mice (30.5%), birds (26.2%), and fish (19.9%).
  • The largest proportion of animals (43.2%) were involved in studies of a fundamental nature/basic research or Purpose of Animal Use (PAU) 1, representing 2,051,079 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.

Upcoming Changes to Animal Data Collection and Reporting

The CCAC is currently working on a new process for animal use data collection and reporting, aimed at improving public accountability for Canadian animal-based science. Instructions were sent out for public review by stakeholders and the CCAC is currently evaluating the responses. The CCAC will continue to work with its certified institutions over the coming months to operationalize the process.

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