The Most Used Species in New Zealand's Vivisection Labs in 2017: FISH
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July 2020

82% of fishes used in animal experiments were 'euthanised.'"

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The most commonly used species in NZ for research, testing and teaching purposes during 2017 and 2018 may surprise you!

The most used species in 2017: FISH

In total, 101,167 fish were used and 82% of these animals died or were euthanised (~82,956 animals).

Most fish were tormented for "basic" biological research, with other main uses being teaching, environmental management, species conservation and animal husbandry.

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