NowComment
2-Pane Combined
Comments:
Full Summaries Sorted

US Statistics- Speaking of Research

Author: US Statistics

https://speakingofresearch.com/facts/statistics/

0 General Document comments
0 Sentence and Paragraph comments
0 Image and Video comments


US Statistics

New Conversation
Paragraph 1 0
No paragraph-level conversations. Start one.
New Conversation
Paragraph 1, Sentence 1 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.

New Conversation
Paragraph 2 (Image 1) 0
No whole image conversations. Start one.
New Conversation
Whole Image 0
No whole image conversations. Start one.

Click to enlarge
New Conversation
Paragraph 3 0
No paragraph-level conversations. Start one.
New Conversation
Paragraph 3, Sentence 1 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.

In 2017 US government statistics put the number of laboratory animals used in research at 792,168, a decrease of 3.5% from 2016. The above graph shows the breakdown of different species used. It is important to note that these statistics do not include rats, mice, birds or fish, as these animals are not covered by the Animal Welfare Act – though they are still protected under other regulations.

New Conversation
Paragraph 4 0
No paragraph-level conversations. Start one.
New Conversation
Paragraph 4, Sentence 1 0
profile_photo
Feb 6
Megan McCoy (Feb 06 2020 10:42AM) : percentages more

Interesting that the percentages have decreased, but they have decreased form very high numbers.

New Conversation
Paragraph 4, Sentence 2 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.
New Conversation
Paragraph 4, Sentence 3 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.

Precise figures for the number of mice, rats, fish and birds used in research do not exist and thus it is not possible to accurately estimate the total number of vertebrates used in research. Across the EU, 93% of research is conducted on animals which are not counted under the US Animal Welfare Act. If the same was true in the US then the total number of animals used in research would be approximately 12 million, however this is only an estimate and we have previously suggested the total figure could be as high as 27 million.

New Conversation
Paragraph 5 0
No paragraph-level conversations. Start one.
New Conversation
Whole Image 0
No whole image conversations. Start one.
New Conversation
Paragraph 5, Sentence 2 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.
New Conversation
Paragraph 5, Sentence 3 0
profile_photo
Feb 6
Megan McCoy (Feb 06 2020 10:43AM) : US Animal Welfare Act
New Conversation
Paragraph 5, Sentence 4 0
profile_photo
Feb 6
Megan McCoy (Feb 06 2020 10:44AM) : percentages more

Looks like they took away from the “other” category and slightly increased all of the others.

Given the assumptions made above on the number of other species used, it likely that dogs, cats and non-human primates together account for 1% or less of the animals used in research every year.

New Conversation
Paragraph 6 0
No paragraph-level conversations. Start one.
New Conversation
Paragraph 6, Sentence 1 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.

New Conversation
Paragraph 7 (Image 3) 0
No whole image conversations. Start one.
New Conversation
Whole Image 0
No whole image conversations. Start one.

Click to enlarge
New Conversation
Paragraph 8 0
No paragraph-level conversations. Start one.
New Conversation
Paragraph 8, Sentence 1 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.

Government statistics show that the use of non-rodent animals has been declining over the past two decades. Since 1985 the use of animals has more than halved in the US. This includes a fall in the number of dogs from over 200,000 in 1979, to around 60,000 in 2015. Some of this fall is likely to reflect a movement towards the use of genetically modified mice.

New Conversation
Paragraph 9 0
No paragraph-level conversations. Start one.
New Conversation
Paragraph 9, Sentence 1 0
profile_photo
Feb 6
Megan McCoy (Feb 06 2020 10:45AM) : numbers more

Although this looks insignificant, theres still a Hugh number of primates and dogs being tested, not to mention the other animals!

New Conversation
Paragraph 9, Sentence 2 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.
New Conversation
Paragraph 9, Sentence 3 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.
New Conversation
Paragraph 9, Sentence 4 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.

Animals Used by Humans in Numbers in US
New Conversation
Paragraph 10 (Image 4) 0
No whole image conversations. Start one.
New Conversation
Whole Image 0
No whole image conversations. Start one.

Animals killed for different purposes – Click to Enlarge
New Conversation
Paragraph 11 0
No paragraph-level conversations. Start one.
New Conversation
Paragraph 11, Sentence 1 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.

Let us put the number of animals used in perspective. Scientists in the US use approximately 12-27 million animals in research, of which only less than 1 million are not rats, mice, birds or fish. We use fewer animals in research than the number of ducks eaten per year in this country. We consume over 1800 times the number of pigs than the number used in research. We eat over 340 chickens for each animal used in a research facility, and almost 9,000 chickens for every animal used in research covered by the Animal Welfare Act. For every animal used in research, it is estimated that 14 more are killed on our roads.

New Conversation
Paragraph 12 0
No paragraph-level conversations. Start one.
New Conversation
Paragraph 12, Sentence 1 0
profile_photo
Feb 6
Megan McCoy (Feb 06 2020 10:45AM) : counterpoint
New Conversation
Paragraph 12, Sentence 2 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.
New Conversation
Paragraph 12, Sentence 3 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.
New Conversation
Paragraph 12, Sentence 4 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.
New Conversation
Paragraph 12, Sentence 5 0
profile_photo
Feb 6
Megan McCoy (Feb 06 2020 10:45AM) : justification?
New Conversation
Paragraph 12, Sentence 6 0
No sentence-level conversations. Start one.

DMU Timestamp: February 03, 2020 23:30

General Document Comments 0
Start a new Document-level conversation

Image
0 comments, 0 areas
add area
add comment
change display
Video
add comment

Quickstart: Commenting and Sharing

How to Comment
  • Click icons on the left to see existing comments.
  • Desktop/Laptop: double-click any text, highlight a section of an image, or add a comment while a video is playing to start a new conversation.
    Tablet/Phone: single click then click on the "Start One" link (look right or below).
  • Click "Reply" on a comment to join the conversation.
How to Share Documents
  1. "Upload" a new document.
  2. "Invite" others to it.

Logging in, please wait... Blue_on_grey_spinner