Getting a Measure of the Problem

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Science  04 Jun 1999:
Vol. 284, Issue 5420, pp. 1606
DOI: 10.1126/science.284.5420.1606

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Statistics on animal experimentation in Europe as a whole are sketchy, but it is clear that the number of animals used for laboratory research in most countries has dropped substantially over the past 20 years. The downward trend is in part due to increasingly strict laws governing animal experimentation in northern and central Europe.