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Understanding Animal Research

Author: understandinganimalresearch.org

http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/animals/numbers-animals/

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DMU Timestamp: February 03, 2020 23:30

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Megan McCoy (Feb 05 2020 10:20AM) : Summary more

This chart shows the overall uses of medical research on animals, and the various recorded reasons for the procedures.

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Megan McCoy (Feb 05 2020 10:26AM) : timeline more

Since 1986, the number of normal procedures has drastically declined, and procedures on genetically modified animals has dramatically increased.

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Megan McCoy (Feb 05 2020 10:27AM) : Harmful Genetic Mutations more

The number of harmful genetic mutations has heightened since 1986.

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Megan McCoy (Feb 05 2020 10:28AM) : When did it begin? more

It seems from the chart that animal experiments have been going on since 1939, but only “procedures” began in 1986.

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Megan McCoy (Feb 05 2020 10:43AM) : Peak more

The number peaked at around 5.5 million animal experiments.

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Megan McCoy (Feb 05 2020 10:44AM) : numbers more

The scale is in millions!

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Megan McCoy (Feb 05 2020 10:44AM) : Location more

This data is from the United Kingdom.

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Megan McCoy (Feb 05 2020 10:45AM) : United States estimations more

“The US only counts mammals (although mice and rats are not included). This provides an official figure of 820,812 animals (not procedures, as in the UK). Unofficial estimates that include mice, rats and non-mammal vertebrates suggest 12-27 million animals.”

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