Every year, more than 100 million animals are used in experimentation in the U.S. The Animal Welfare Act (AWA) is the only U.S. federal statute that regulates the treatment of animals used in experiments. However, it excludes >95% of animals used. Additionally, even for the species which are covered, the AWA provides no limits on the type of experimentation or on the degree of suffering an animal may experience.
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