13 Jul '11, 11pm

Animal Experiments Increase In Labs | Care2 Causes

Animal Experiments Increase In Labs | Care2 Causes

More than 3.7 million scientific experiments were conducted on animals in Great Britain last year. This is an increase of 105,000 procedures than the previous year and the trend doesn’t show any signs of slowing down. Statistics reported by BBC News reported that animal research in UK labs surged in 2010. Most of the growth was due to “breeding genetically modified (GM) animals.” The number rose from 87,000 to 1.6 million procedures. Most of the testing involved mice, fish and some breeds of monkeys and revolved around finding potentially dangerous mutations. Penny Hawkins, senior scientific officer at the RSPCA said, “The RSPCA is deeply concerned and very disappointed that the numbers of animals used in research and testing has gone up yet again.” The numbers in 2009 were up from 2008. Neurobiologist Roger Morris from King’s College explained that “whenever possible scie...

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