Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Vivisection up 6% in the UK from last year

According to statistics released yesterday by the UK's Home Office, vivisection in the UK is up 6% from last year. A total of just over 3.2 million animals were used. Most of the procedures (83%) involved rodents, and almost half of them were on genetically modified animals. Of the total, 3,125 were monkeys, 5,648 were dogs and 179 were cats. According to The Dr. Hadwen Trust, a leading medical research charity in the UK dedicated to finding alternatives to animal testing, 61% of those experiments were performed without any form of anesthesia.

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