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 year 13.4 million
Total amount of animals killed each year in research 19.5 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 pain 6%
Total percent of animals that experience no pain 61%
Total percent of animals euthanized to avoid pain 31%
Total percentage of Adults who say they’re against animal testing 43%
Total amount of animals in the U.S. used for testing on agricultural experiments 1.13 million (not including mice and rats)
Total Number of Animals in Research Annually
Species Total Number
Dogs 66,610
Primates 57,531
Pigs 58,598
Rabbits 245,786
Cats 22,921
Hamsters 176,988
Sheep 32,260

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