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Angell Animal Medical Centers – Boston

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Animals Used in Research

While it is impossible to determine the precise number of animals used in research—as there are no reporting requirements for mice and rats, who make up the majority of animals used (95 to 97%)—several reliable estimates are available.

Worldwide, an estimated 192.1 million animals are used every year for scientific purposes.(1) Of this figure, roughly 100 million are used annually in the United States, including at least 25-35 million vertebrate animals and at least 1.5 million in Massachusetts. The most common species used in research are mice, rats, rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, farm animals such as sheep and pigs, dogs, primates, and cats (listed from most to least often used).

(1) “Research” and “scientific purposes” refer to the use of animals for research, testing, teaching, experimentation, and/or surgery, as well as animals bred for research but not used.

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Alternatives to Using Animals in Labs

Alternatives to Using Animals in Labs

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How You Can Help!

Help us protect animals used in research by asking your state senator to support H. 901: An Act protecting research animals, and your state representative to support H. 966: An Act concerning the use of animals in product testing!

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Legislation to Help Animals Used in Research

An Act protecting research animals

An Act protecting research animals

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An Act concerning the use of animals in product testing

An Act concerning the use of animals in product testing

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Product Safety Testing

Product Safety Testing

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Chimps and Research

Chimps and Research

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Genetic Engineering

Genetic Engineering

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Leaping Bunny Program

Leaping Bunny Program

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Animals in Education

Animals in Education

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Cruelty-Free Labeling

Cruelty-Free Labeling

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