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post #8 of (permalink) Old 04-28-2009, 03:03 PM
nlgordaz
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The animal testing laws vary by species. In other words, some animals can legally be used in labs for testing purposes, and some cannot. This pie chart breaks it down. Mice are the most unlucky with over 50 percent of all testing performed on them.

The law is vague.

It comes from the Animal Welfare Act and basically says that, "any procedure can be performed on an animal if it can be successfully argued that it is scientifically justified"

However, this only applies to animals that are allowed to be used for testing. Obviously an animal like the spotted Owl, and other endangered species are protected by other laws.

Hope this helps. Lots of info on the web about this. PM me if you need anything. ;-)


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