Animal Experiments in 2020

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Dear Harper Adams 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

FOI, Harper Adams University

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From: Wendy Park <[2][FOI #727086 email]>
Sent: 14 February 2021 19:06
To: FOI <[3][Harper Adams University request email]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Animal Experiments in 2020

 

Dear Harper Adams 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?  Yes

If yes to the above question, how many animals were held on the premises
for research purposes. Animals are kept as part of the commercial dairy
herd which are then used for research studies as required. No animals are
specifically bred for research.

What species of animal were used? Cattle

How many of each species of animal were used in experiments? 55 dairy
cattle

What are the Home Office licence classification for these experiments in
terms of pain, lasting harm, etc. if classified? Mild (52) and moderate
(3)

Were the animals used for medical or non medical research? Non-medical

Which departments of your university were or are engaged in such
research? Agriculture and the Environment

How many animals, held on the premises, were killed without being used for
experiments? None
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. This
information is generally available via our website
at [4]https://www.harper-adams.ac.uk/. However, the relevant page is
currently being updated and will not be available until later in the
month.

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

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