TABLE 4-1 Total Numbers of Dogs and Cats Used in Teaching, Research, Experiments, and Tests, 1973–2007

Year

# Dogs

# Cats

1973

195,157

66,195

1974

199,204

74,259

1975

154,489

51,439

1976

210,330

70,468

1977

176,430

62,311

1978

197,010

65,929

1979

211,104

69,103

1980

188,783

68,482

1981

188,649

58,090

1982

161,396

49,923

1983

174,542

53,344

1984

201,936

56,910

1985

194,905

59,211

1986

176,141

54,125

1987

180,169

50,145

1988

140,471

42,271

1989

156,433

50,812

1990

109,992

33,700

1991

107,908

34,613

1992

124,161

38,592

1993

106,191

33,991

1994

101,090

32,610

1995

89,420

29,569

1996

82,454

26,035

1997

75,429

26,091

1998

76,071

24,712

1999

70,541

23,238

2000

69,516

25,560

2001

70,082

22,755

2002

68,253

24,222

2003

67,875

25,997

2004

64,932

23,640

2005

66,610

22,921

2006

66,314

21,637

2007

72,037

22,687

NOTE: Animals were counted once regardless of the number of protocols in which they were used. Animals used in multiyear studies were counted once each year regardless of when they were acquired. Data source: USDA in response to Committee request, 2008.



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