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The 2009 UK laboratory animal use figures were recently published by the Home Office. This articles analyses the animal welfare implications of these latest figures, and summarises the adverse welfare impacts of laboratory environments and protocols generally. It summarises the implications for laboratory animal welfare of the new European Directive governing laboratory animal use, and of UK budgetary cuts.