It’s World Week for Animals in Labs

World Week for Animals in Labs starts TODAY and runs until the end of April.

Millions of animals suffer in laboratories and education every year, but many people don’t know this. World Week for Animals in Labs is an opportunity to spotlight this issue and educate more people about how animals are used in research, testing, and education.

Need some tools? AAVS created these eye-catching e-posters that can be shared to raise awareness about the use of animals in science. Small actions, like forwarding this e-mail and sharing on social media, can be impactful, and go a long way in sending a message to people who might not ordinarily hear it.

Help spread the word about the needless suffering of animals in science!

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Tell everyone that it’s World Week for Animals in Labs!

Nearly 20,000 cats were used in research in 2015, and thousands more were needlessly dissected in classrooms across the country.

 

In 2015, over 60,000 dogs were used in research and testing. Beagles are the most commonly used dog breed because of their size and temperament.

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Pigs are used in many areas of research, like cardiology, dermatology, xenotransplantation, and as surgical training models. Nearly 50,000 pigs were used in labs in 2015.

 

Primates are target species for use in drug testing, neurological studies, and infectious disease research. In 2015, labs housed over 105,000 primates, 62,000 of whom were used in experiments.

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