UK death toll, June 2021

95 million, 786 thousand+ animals slaughtered.

214 thousand+ cattle (5000+ calves)

962 thousand+ sheep

1 million, 10 thousand+ pigs

93 million, 600 thousand+ “poultry” birds

*Does not include other species of “livestock” slaughtered for consumption, aquatic animals, animals exported for killing, deaths on farm, deaths pre-slaughter, etc.

*Source; UK Government

UK animal experiment data for 2020 released

The greatest scientific fraud in history.

2 million 813 thousand 887 animals used.

2 million 883 thousand 310 procedures.

• 2 million 65 thousand 562 mice

• 207 thousand 997 rats

• 6 thousand and 57 guinea pigs

• 1 thousand 281 hamsters

• 194 gerbils

• 11 thousand 332 rabbits

• 105 cats

• 2 thousand 754 dogs

• 512 ferrets

• 73 Horses/ equid

• 3 thousand 207 pigs

• 40 goats

• 3 thousand 700 sheep

• 6 thousand 640 cattle

• 88 Marmosets and tamarins

• 1 thousand 463 Cynomolgus monkeys

• 167 rhesus monkeys

• 118 thousand 534 fowl

• 227 quail

• 4 thousand 563 frogs

• 371 thousand 289 fish

• 1 thousand 229 “other rodents”

• 232 “other carnivores”

• 451 “other mammals”

• 202 “other amphibians”

• 5 thousand 988 “other birds”

Fireworks consultation open until 15/8

The Scottish Government is consulting on possible further regulation with regard to fireworks.

These things are a menace and a killer.

As an animal rights charity, we have a particular interest in their well documented damaging effects on animals.

As whatever and whoever causes suffering to non-humans usually causes suffering in the wider community, we also acknowledge the damaging impact on those with dementia, war veterans, those who have experienced trauma, and others.

Taking the big picture into account, free availability of devices, and the current circumstances in which they can be discharged, is unjustifiable.

Scotland for Animals supports the introduction of the following measures;

  • Enforcement of existing legislation limiting the discharging of fireworks, e.g. under the Explosives Act.
  • A ban on the general sale of fireworks. I.e. a ban on the purchase, possession or discharging of fireworks without a licence.
  • Any devices provided, sold or discharged should be of reduced noise type.
  • Criteria for any licence to discharge should take into account any potential impacts on animal welfare, and any conviction for crimes against animals should be material in consideration of a licence to possess.
  • Further restriction on permitted times when fireworks can be discharged.
  • Stronger penalties for breaches.

We recognise that some powers relating to fireworks are reserved. We would welcome more work to devolve these with an assurance that they will be used to end the bangs, or commitment to apply pressure upon the UK government to make these changes.

We must point out however that a well worn issue is again rearing it’s head: Headline grabbing promises of action, when powers already available which could provide much remedial action are not being utilised.

We feel a commitment to enforcement of current legislation, such as the banning of discharge of fireworks in a public place, is every bit as important as any new rules.

You can see the consultation documents here. You don’t need to complete all questions, you can also email your proposals and suggestions to Include your full name and address and whether you give permission for your response to be public and for you to be contacted in future.


Protest at Edinburgh zoo.

We would like to thank everybody for their toots of support, and the people who vowed never again to visit this or any other zoo after seeing the plight of animals inside.