Facts – Laboratory Animals

More than 115 million animals are used in laboratory experiments around the world each year.
– British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection

One animal dies in a laboratory in the United States every second; in Japan every two seconds, and in the United Kingdom every 12 seconds.
– British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection

Approximately 500,000 animals are used in cosmetics safety testing throughout the world each year.
– Humane Society International

MouseMore than 100 million mice and rats are killed by workers in laboratories throughout the United States each year.
– People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals

Ninety-two percent of all drugs shown to be safe and effective in animal tests in the United States fail in human trials because the drugs don’t work or are dangerous.
– United States Food and Drug Administration

More than $16 billion of taxpayer money is spent on animal experimentation by the United States government each year.
– People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals

More than 10 million animals are used in laboratories in the European Union each year.
– British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection

Approximately 10 million animals are dissected in classrooms in the United States each year.
– People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals

More than 95 percent of attempts to clone animals result in death, deformities or severe health problems.
– American Antivivisection Society

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