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Rise in scientific procedures on animals

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JUST over 3.7 million scientific procedures on living animals were started in Great Britain in 2010, according to figures recently released by the Home Office.

The annual compilation of statistics was published on July 13 to provide information about the use of protected animals in scientific procedures last year. It shows that, overall, there was a 3 per cent increase in the number of procedures started in 2010 compared with 2009. This, the Home Office says, …

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