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Beautiful and fascinating, animals can be admired from truly any perspective. Just when you think that you’ve thoroughly got to know them, those furry and toothy beasts surprise you again, demonstrating their hidden, unexpected sides.

The number of genetically modified (GM) animals used in scientific research in Britain has exceeded the number of ordinary laboratory animals for the first time, according to official statistics that show a 9 per cent overall increase in the use of experimental animals last year.

Some 4,033,310 animals were used in scientific experiments started in 2012, an increase of 322,689, or 9 per cent over the previous year. There were 1.91 million scientific "procedures" used with GM animals in 2012 compared to 1.68.m procedures on normal animals.

The number of animal experiments increased by just over 8 per cent, to 4.11m procedures. The vast majority involved laboratory mice, with much of the increase due to the creation and breeding of GM animals, or "animals with harmful mutations", according to data released by the Home Office.

Beautiful and fascinating, animals can be admired from truly any perspective. Just when you think that you’ve thoroughly got to know them, those furry and toothy beasts surprise you again, demonstrating their hidden, unexpected sides.

Beautiful and fascinating, animals can be admired from truly any perspective. Just when you think that you’ve thoroughly got to know them, those furry and toothy beasts surprise you again, demonstrating their hidden, unexpected sides.

The number of genetically modified (GM) animals used in scientific research in Britain has exceeded the number of ordinary laboratory animals for the first time, according to official statistics that show a 9 per cent overall increase in the use of experimental animals last year.

Some 4,033,310 animals were used in scientific experiments started in 2012, an increase of 322,689, or 9 per cent over the previous year. There were 1.91 million scientific "procedures" used with GM animals in 2012 compared to 1.68.m procedures on normal animals.

The number of animal experiments increased by just over 8 per cent, to 4.11m procedures. The vast majority involved laboratory mice, with much of the increase due to the creation and breeding of GM animals, or "animals with harmful mutations", according to data released by the Home Office.

A service dog strolls through the isle inside a United Airlines plane at Newark Liberty International Airport while taking part of a training exercise April 1, 2017, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

A service dog strolls through the isle inside a United Airlines plane at Newark Liberty International Airport while taking part of a training exercise April 1, 2017, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

It didn't take long for the scene to sour inside the Anoka County government center after a dog and its owner joined a crowded queue of voters.


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