Animal Experiments in 2020

Wendy Park made this Freedom of Information request to Cardiff Metropolitan University

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Roedd y cais yn llwyddiannus.

Dear Cardiff Metropolitan University,

I am writing to make an open government request for all the information to which I am entitled under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. I request to know the information for the year 2020 (01/01/2020 to 31/12/2020).

Did your university conduct experiments on animals in the year 2020?

If yes to the above question, how many animals were held on the premises for research purposes.

What species of animal were used?

How many of each species of animal were used in experiments?

What are the Home Office licence classification for these experiments in terms of pain, lasting harm, etc. if classified?

Were the animals used for medical or non medical research?

Which departments of your university were or are engaged in such research?

How many animals, held on the premises, were killed without being used for experiments?

If any of this information is already in the public domain, please can you direct me to it, with page references and URLs if necessary.

I understand that you are required to respond to my request within the 20 working days after you receive this letter. I would be grateful if you could confirm in writing that you have received this request.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Yours faithfully,
Wendy Park

Freedom of Information, Cardiff Metropolitan University

Dear Wendy,

Thank you for your request for information (under the Freedom of Information Act 2000). Your request was received on the 15.02.2021 and has been given the following reference number: RI1804. Please use this reference number in all future correspondence. Thank you.

We endeavour to respond to your request promptly, however we are permitted, under the Act, to take up to 20 working days - the first day being the first working day after the request is received (this does not include Saturdays, Sundays, Bank Holidays or Public Holidays). If for any reason we are unable to meet this deadline we will keep you fully informed of the reason(s) why.

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION AND CORONAVIRUS
The UK's independent body, set up to uphold information rights is called the Information Commissioner's Office (the ICO). The ICO recognises the unprecedented challenges we are all facing during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. It is inevitable that Freedom of Information practices might not meet the University's usual standards during this time, therefore responses to requests may take longer than the 20-day limit. The ICO is understanding of this and will not penalise the University for prioritising other areas of compliance during this extraordinary period.

If you have any queries about this acknowledgement and/or your request, or if at any stage you are unhappy with the way in which your request is being dealt with, please do not hesitate to contact us by e-mail ([email address]).

Thank you very much.

Yours sincerely,

Esther Steele
Governance and Compliance Advisor / Ymgynghorydd Llywodraethu a Chydymffurfiaeth
Cardiff Metropolitan University / Prifysgol Metropolitan Caerdydd
Western Avenue / Rhodfa'r Gorllewin
Cardiff / Caerdydd
Wales, UK / Cymru, DU
CF5 2YB

Email / E-bost: [email address]
www.cardiffmet.ac.uk

Mae Met Caerdydd yn croesawu gohebiaeth yn Gymraeg a Saesneg a byddwn yn sicrhau ein bod yn cyfathrebu â chi yn eich dewis iaith boed yn Gymraeg, yn Saesneg neu'n ddwyieithog dim ond i chi roi gwybod i ni pa un sydd well gennych. Ni fydd gohebu yn Gymraeg yn creu unrhyw oedi.

Cardiff Met welcomes correspondence in English and Welsh and we will ensure that we communicate with you in the language of your choice, whether that's English, Welsh or bilingual as long as you let us know which you prefer. Corresponding in Welsh will not lead to any delay.

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Steele, Esther, Cardiff Metropolitan University

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Dear Wendy,

Reference: RI1804

Please find attached a letter from Cardiff Metropolitan University in response to your request under Freedom of Information legislation.

Please do not hesitate to get in touch if there is anything further I can help with.

Esther Steele
Governance and Compliance Advisor / Ymgynghorydd Llywodraethu a Chydymffurfiaeth
Cardiff Metropolitan University / Prifysgol Metropolitan Caerdydd
Western Avenue / Rhodfa'r Gorllewin
Cardiff / Caerdydd
Wales, UK / Cymru, DU
CF5 2YB

Email / E-bost: [email address]
www.cardiffmet.ac.uk

Mae Met Caerdydd yn croesawu gohebiaeth yn Gymraeg a Saesneg a byddwn yn sicrhau ein bod yn cyfathrebu â chi yn eich dewis iaith boed yn Gymraeg, yn Saesneg neu'n ddwyieithog dim ond i chi roi gwybod i ni pa un sydd well gennych. Ni fydd gohebu yn Gymraeg yn creu unrhyw oedi.

Cardiff Met welcomes correspondence in English and Welsh and we will ensure that we communicate with you in the language of your choice, whether that's English, Welsh or bilingual as long as you let us know which you prefer. Corresponding in Welsh will not lead to any delay.

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Dear Esther,

I wish all University had the same reply.

Thank you for your time.

Yours sincerely,
Wendy Park