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World Laboratory Animal Liberation Week is the week that surrounds April 24th every year - It's a national week of protests, media events, etc. at laboratories to stop testing and research on animals


The Rising Tide of Animal Experimentation:
An Investigative Report Based on the Most Current USDA Statistics

Revealing National Trends in Animal Experimentation and Daily Statistics for Animal Use During 2002

By: Michael A. Budkie, A.H.T., Executive Director,
Stop Animal Exploitation NOW!


Animal experimentation is one of the most controversial issues facing our society. This issue generates tens of thousands of letters to our elected officials and governmental agencies. Activists are willing to risk their freedom to end experiments, or liberate animals from laboratories. And these same activists are labeled as terrorists by pro-vivisectionists.

This report will address basic issues relevant to animal experimentation. These issues will include the number of animals experimented on in the U.S., directional trends in experimentation, violations of the laws/regulations governing the use of animals in research, testing and education,

The basis of this report will be the information contained in the FY 2002 Animal Care Report posted by the United States Department of Agriculture/Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service on the website belonging to the agency which is available at:

(Ed. Note: On 16 Apr 2003, we published this report.  On 18 Apr 2003 we noticed that the USDA had taken down the report from their web site.  Thus, we have published some of the tables from that report on this web site.  Please click on the link to see them.)

The information contained in this report will provide us with the ability to look at the use of animals in experimentation as never before. Newly available information from the USDA provides data not only on the number of animals used in experimentation, but also on topics such as the number of animals held for later use in experimentation, and violations of the AWA by research facilities. This new data should give us the ability to uncover the reality behind the fašade presented to the public by research facilities.

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