National Statistics

Publishing national statistics on animals used in research or teaching can serve several important functions. These include supporting transparency and informed ethical discussion, and providing an objective basis for policy-making and resource allocation.

At present, not all jurisdictions in Australia collect or publish animal use statistics. This means there are no reliable statistics at the national level despite recommendations over many years to address this gap.

ANZCCART has therefore commenced a project to develop an Options Paper to review possible models for national reporting of statistics. Work is being supported by an advisory panel comprising persons offering regulatory, institutional, animal protection and community perspectives. The paper is due to be released in late 2024.

Since stakeholder input is crucial to this project, ANZCCART has prepared an Issues Paper and an optional set of questions to assist organisations or individuals wishing to comment.

 For further information please contact Malcolm France, ANZCCART Project Officer, at