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Do you have respect for animals? Would you enjoy the potential of working with a variety of animal species every day? Would you like to help save human lives by finding cures and treatments for medical diseases? Would you enjoy discovering new methods to help make your pets healthier? Do you want to make sure household products are safe for the public to use? Do you want the satisfaction of knowing you have a crucial role in the advancement of science? If you can answer "yes" to any of these questions, then laboratory animal science may be the field for you!
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Are researchers using more and more animals every year?
The number of animals used in research has actually declined in the past 20 years. As technology advances, researchers are able to rely on computer models and other methods instead of animal testing. Some estimates show a reduction in animal use as high as 50 percent. Since 1967, the number of cats used in research has dropped 66 percent.