Rats, mice, birds, amphibians and other animals have been excluded from
coverage by the Animal Welfare Act. Therefore research VA Medical
Center, Boston, MA reports do not include these animals. As a result of
this situation, a blank report, or one with few animals listed, does not
mean that a VA Medical Center, Boston, MA has not performed experiments
on non-reportable animals. A blank form does mean that the VA Medical
Center, Boston, MA in question has not used covered animals (primates,
dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, pigs, sheep, goats, etc.).
Rats and mice alone are believed to comprise over 90% of the animals
used in experimentation. Therefore the majority of animals used at
research facilities are not even counted.
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