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Rats and mice make up more than 90 percent of animals used in research.

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Without the contributions of mice, rats, rabbits, dogs, cats, and a variety of other animal species, many diseases would remain unsolvable puzzles. Thanks to these animals, however, both humans and animals are free from many diseases that once plagued the world. Hope for more cures and treatments continue as animal research progresses.




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How can we be sure that lost or stolen pets are not used in research?
While some research requires that dogs and cats are used, the vast majority of laboratory animals are rodents specifically bred for research. Most of the dogs and cats needed for research are also bred for that purpose. more...