Animal Testing Statistics
Statistic Verification
Source: Buzzle, Animal Welfare Act
Date Verified: 5.1.2014
Animal testing, also known as animal experimentation, animal research, and in vivo testing, is the use of non-human animals in experiments. The regulations that apply to animals in laboratories vary across species. In the U.S., under the provisions of the Animal Welfare Act, any procedure can be performed on an animal if it can be successfully argued that it is scientifically justified.
Animal Testing Statistics
Total Amount of cats in the U.S.80 Million
Total Amount of dogs in U.S.54 million
Total amount of dogs and cats put to death each year13.4 million
Total amount of animals killed each year in research19.5 million
Total percent of all testing done on rodents (rats or mice)87.5%
Total percent of testing done on non-human primates.5%
Total percent of animals tested that experience pain6%
Total percent of animals that experience no pain61%
Total percent of animals euthanized to avoid pain31%
Total percentage of Adults who say they’re against animal testing43%
Total amount of animals in the U.S. used for testing on agricultural experiments1.13 million (not including mice and rats)
Total Number of Animals in Research Annually
Species Total Number
Dogs66,610
Primates57,531
Pigs58,598
Rabbits245,786
Cats22,921
Hamsters176,988
Sheep32,260
Tags:

what is the total number of animals tested yearly?, what percentage experience pain?, what percentage of people are against animal testing?, what kind of testing do people use animals for most?, what is the highest number of animals that is used for animal testing? percent of animals being tested on ?

Can't find the statistic you're looking for? Search our partner Statista - The Statistics Portal