Friday, 26 April 2024 14:01

Laboratory animal of the year 2024: The pig Featured

This year's laboratory animal of the year is the pig. The Federal Association of People for Animal Rights reports on the various areas in which pigs are used and highlights approaches that could replace or at least reduce animal testing.


In 2023, the number of approved animal experiments (based on non-technical project summaries) increased significantly. The pig is the representative of human diseases. In education, training and further education, pigs are used as accident and emergency victims to learn manual skills. This is despite the fact that there are now impressive animal-free replicas of the human body.