World Week for Lab Animals 2015
Alone; scared; defenceless; in pain. Just imagine being a laboratory rabbit.
April marks World Week for Animals in Labs, a time when we unite around the world to remember those animals who have suffered in experiments.
Did you know that in the last 10 years over 3 million animals have been used for testing and teaching in New Zealand? And that the purpose of the vast majority of testing is to increase the profit of the agricultural industry? Because animal testing is shrouded in secrecy most of us have no idea what really goes on.
In memory of those animals including birds, cats, dogs, cows, deer, horses, guinea pigs, mice, marine mammals, rats, rabbits, possums, pigs and sheep, we've put together a handy infographic breaking down the facts. The more we know, the more we can make a difference.
24 April 2015