A List of the Number of Animals Used in Scientific Research

A list of the number of animals used in scientific research in the years 1971-1973.

Animals Used for Laboratory Research in the U.S. in 1971-1973

Rodents 45,000,000

Frogs 15-20,000,000

Birds 1,724,279

Hamsters 454,986*

Rabbits 447,570*

Guinea pigs 408,970*

Dogs 195,157*

Turtles 190,145

Cats 66,195*

Snakes 61,176

Lizards 51,005

Swine 46,624

Primates 42,298*

Wild animals 38,169*

Sheep 22,961

Figures marked * are for 1973; all others are for 1971. SOURCES: Institute of Laboratory Animal Resources, and Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.

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