1. HORRIBLE

    14K Animals Died in Research

    TO GO WITH AFP STORY BY BEN PERRY  
View of Queens University of Belfast in Belfast, Northern Ireland, on April 28, 2010. Queen's University can trace its roots back to 1845 when it was established as one of three Queen's Colleges in Ireland. It is the second oldest university in Ireland, and the ninth oldest in the United Kingdom. AFP PHOTO/ Peter Muhly (Photo credit should read PETER MUHLY/AFP/Getty Images)

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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

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