Animal Welfare Information Center Newsletter, Summer 1996, Vol. 7 No. 2 *************************

Table 2. Regulated Animals Used in Research, 1973-1995

YearAll AnimalsDogsCatsPrimatesGuinea PigsHamstersRabbitsFarm AnimalsOther Animals
19731,653,345(4)195,15766,19542,2 98408,970454,986447,570---------38,169
19741,692,527199,20474,25951,253430,439430,766425,585---------81,021
19751,625,660(4)154,48951,43936,2 02436,446456,031448,530---------42,523
19761,922,100(4)210,33070,46850,1 15486,310503,590527,551---------73,736
1977(1)1,519,669(4)176,43062,31153,1 16348,741393,533439,003---------46,535
19781,687,201197,01065,92957,009419,341414,394475,162---------58,356
19791,832,045211,10469,10359,359457,134419,504539,594---------76,247
19801,661,904188,78368,48256,024422,390405,826471,297---------49,102
19811,658,441(4)188,64958,09057,5 15432,632397,522473,922---------50,111
19821,577,292(4)161,39649,92346,3 88459,246337,790453,506---------69,043
19831,680,242174,54253,34454,926485,048337,023466,810---------108,549
19842,074,133201,93656,91055,338561,184437,123529,101---------232,541
19852,153,787194,90559,21157,271598,903414,460544,621---------284,416
19861,778,403176,14154,12548,540462,699370,655521,773---------144,470
19871,969,123180,16950,14561,392538,998416,002554,385---------168,032
19881,635,288140,47142,27151,641431,457331,945459,254---------178,249
19891,754,456156,44350,81251,688481,712389,042471,037---------153,722
1990(2)1,578,099109,99233,70047,177352,627311,068399,26466,702257,569
19911,842,420107,90834,61342,62 0378,582304,207396,046214,759363,685
19922,134,182124,16138,59255,105375,063369,585431,432210,936529,308
1993(3)1,704,505106,19133,99149,5 61392,138318,268426,501165,416213,309
19941,624,649101,09032,61055,113360,184298,934393,751180,667202,300
19951,395,46389,42029,56950,206333,379248,402354,076163,985126,426
  1. Animals were reported only from January 1, 1977, through September 30, 1977, because of a change in reporting from calendar year to fiscal year.

  2. Farm animals were regulated in June 1990, and required to be reported.

  3. A review of the 1993 annual report indicates inaccuracies in the figures for farm animals and other animals because of birds and cold-blooded species such as fish, frogs, and lizards, being included in the counts. The correct figure for farm animals for 1993 is 165,416 instead of 365,233. The correct figure for other animals is 212,309 instead of 677,556. This also changes the total for all animals to 1,704,505 instead of 2,369,439.

  4. Addition mistakes were made in calculating the total number of all animals used in research in the annual reports for 1973,1975, 1976, 1977, 1981, and 1982. The figures indicated in the annual report for these years for all animals used in research are as follows:

    19731,653,132
    19751,378,030
    19761,779,837
    19771,521,595
    19811,658,439
    19821,576,556
The correct figures for all animals for these years are shown in table 2.


This table was referenced in the article "A Review of the Animal Welfare Enforcement Report Data 1973 Through 1995" in the Animal Welfare Information Center Newsletter, Volume 7, Number 2, Summer 1996

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