Dr Dan Lyons Policy Consultant for The Irish Anti-Vivisection Society spoke to Neil Prendeville on Red FM about the high numbers of mice being used in Ireland to test for Botox. Tune in to Dan Lyons at 1 Hr 57 Mins
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More than 90,000 animals were used for testing in Irish laboratories in 2022, according to the latest figures from the Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA). The study comes as animal rights groups continue to call for alternative ways to test medicines. In its annual report, the HPRA said mice were the most commonly used species for tests, at 72%, while rats, pigs, and sheep were also experimented on. The total number of uses of animals in testing overall was 92,939, while some animals were tested on more than once.
PETA has uncovered a scheme by Charles River Laboratories, the largest importer of monkeys used for laboratory experiments, to build the biggest monkey-holding facility in the history of the U.S., targeting 500 acres of ecologically sensitive land in Texas. The company is going ahead with the proposal despite the objections of local residents and representatives.