More Animals Used in Lab Experiments, Study Finds

February 27, 2015

(NBC News) – Many Americans may question the practice of scientifically experimenting on lab animals, but there’s been a sharp rise in the number of animals used for such research, according to a new study. A team at People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), an animal welfare organization, found about a 72 percent increase in the number of animals being used in federally funded labs between 1997 and 2012 — mostly mice.

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