14K Animals Died in Research

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Research carried out in the science laboratories of the Queen’s University Belfast and the University of Ulster led to the death of 13,784 animals in 2012 alone. Mice and rats are the main species involved, but dogs, rabbits, cats, birds, and horses have also died in the research process. Both schools stand by their research methods. "Queen’s conducts research on animals only when it is absolutely essential for clinical, biomedical and environmental studies and where there are no alternatives,” said a college spokeswoman