more than a Million bucks, hundreds of thousands of rats, and fish - and more and more monkeys: in 2017, there has been an enormous number of animal experiments. Almost 740,000 animals were killed.
In Germany, have been used in 2017, more than two million animals for animal experiments. More almost 740,000 animals were killed for scientific purposes, said the "Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung", citing Figures from the Federal government to the EU Commission.
The most scientists were therefore mice - a total of 1.37 million animals. It rats (255.000) and fish (240.000). Were added to 3300 dogs and 718 cats.
According to the Federal Ministry of agriculture, the Numbers move on the same level as in the year 2016. Clearly the number of monkeys has increased, according to the report. Last year it was at 3472 animals, in 2016, there were 2462.