Animals such as mice, rabbits, cats, dogs, pigs, horses and monkeys are used for research and testing. It is not required by law for research institutions to keep records and so the exact number of animals used in scientific experimentation has not yet been determined. However, approximately seventy million animals are blinded, maimed, scalded, genetically manipulated, force-fed chemicals or otherwise hurt or killed on an annual basis in the United States. Of this number, eighteen million warm blooded vertebrae are killed in experiments in comparison to England, in which two and a half million are killed, less than two million in Canada and approximately three quarters of a million in the Netherlands.
According to the Home Office Statistics of Scientific Procedures on Living Animals, Great Britain, 2001, the total number of procedures on animals has increased by four percent. In addition to this, procedures resulting in a genetic defect total 259, 898, a rise of five percent. It is important to note that the use of animals in tobacco research has declined one hundred per cent and tests for cancer-causing chemicals decreased by one hundred and nine percent. There are alternatives to... [continues]
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