Government will "encourage" reductions in animal use but won't set limits.
LONDON—The number of live animals used in the United Kingdom for scientific research will not be capped, the British government announced today. Instead, a policy document unveiled this morning says the government will only "encourage" researchers to use alternatives whenever possible. The number of animal experiments has been on the rise in recent years in the United Kingdom, as it has in many other countries. (...) - by Katia Moskvitch, 7 February 2014, Science