researchers have carried out in Germany in the past year to more than two million live animals Experiments. More almost 740,000 animals were killed for scientific purposes, reported the Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung citing Figures from the Federal government, which it has submitted to the EU Commission.

most scientists used researchers therefore mice: a total of 1.37 million animals. It rats (255.000) and fish (240.000). Added to this were over 3,300 dogs and 718 cats. According to the Federal Ministry of agriculture, the Numbers move on the same level as in the year 2016. Clearly the number of monkeys has increased, according to the report. She was in the last year, almost 3,500 animals, in 2016, there were nearly 2,500.

50 percent of the animals were used in the field of basic research, such as the Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung writes citing the data of the Federal government. At 27 percent, it was about drugs or check. A further 15 percent took advantage of the scientists and researchers to study diseases in humans and animals. Some 740,000 animals were killed without prior testing. According to the Ministry, it was in these cases, the intention is to use organs or cellular material.

The newspaper Minister of agriculture, Julia Klöckner (CDU) is quoted with the words: “I want the number of animal tests is continuously reduced. Animals are fellow creatures. They deserve our compassion.” There where experiments on animals are indispensable, should go to Alternative research, this promotes your Ministry financially.

The Greens in the Bundestag criticized as insufficient. Renate Künast, animal welfare policy spokesperson for your group, said: “We now need a clear exit strategy.”

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