Wed, Aug 21, 2013 - Page 3 News List

Animal experiment policy panned

By Alison Hsiao  /  Staff reporter

Tseng Chun-hsien (曾俊憲), an associate research fellow at the council’s Animal Health Research Institute, said that the council tried its best to lower the number of the experimental animals to be used in the proposed experiment.

“Following the US CDC’s [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention] advice, we would have used between 150 and 180 mice for the first stage of the experiment and 42 beagles for the second stage, but we found ways to reduce the numbers to about 100 mice and 14 beagles,” Tseng said.

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