Dogs, cats and rabbits were among almost 93,000 animals used for research and scientific experiments in Ireland last year, according to newly released figures. It represents a decrease of over 23 per cent compared to 2021. However, there was a notable rise in the number of dogs, cats, rabbits and horses used in lab tests last year. The most frequently used animals in 2022 were mice, around 50,000 of which are understood to have been used in lethal experiments intended to test the strength of cosmetic botox.
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The IAVS condemns the grim toll of almost 93,000 animals in Irish vivisection labs during 2022. The figures only count experiments that are likely to cause the animals pain, distress, suffering and lasting harm. Almost all the animals die during or are killed after the tests, even when they could be rehomed.