An estimated 12.1 million animals – including dogs, rabbits and even our closest genetic relatives, primates – are used in laboratory research throughout Europe every year.
Eurogroup focusses on ensuring their protection and works with legislators, experts and industry with the aim of ultimately replacing all animal experiments with viable alternatives. We continue to actively promote the replacement, reduction and refinement of animal tests and do all we can to improve the lives of those animals currently used for research.
In the case of cosmetics and safety testing of chemicals and food, Eurogroup has contributed greatly to the acceptance of the need to replace animal tests with non-animal alternatives.
The work undertaken in this area is done with support from the European Commission.