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Some 51% of the total figure was accounted for by experiments and 49% relates to the breeding of genetically modified animals for research.

A charity called on the government to curb “out-of-control” animal breeding.

Troy Seidle of Humane Society International said: “We’ve witnessed this trend toward out-of-control breeding of genetically modified animals developing for more than a decade, and have repeatedly called on the Home Office to take action.”

Between 2007 and 2016, the number of procedures increased by 23%.

The rise in breeding of genetically altered animals was largely responsible for the increase.

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