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MORE than 2.7 million animals were used for scientific experiments in<br><br>
Victoria in a single year, new figures reveal.<br><br><br><br>
Testing on animals rose dramatically in 2004, the most recent data shows.<br><br><br><br>
Experiments included "burning or scalding" 66 sheep and "interference<br><br>
of the central nervous system" of 6500 animals including 15 cats, five<br><br>
pigs and nine rabbits.<br><br><br><br>
Some 2.1 million chickens were used in a project to test a vaccine for<br><br>
Newcastle disease, which poses a significant risk to the poultry<br><br>
industry.<br><br><br><br>
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full story:<br><br><a href="http://www.heraldsun.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5478,19734661%255E2862,00.html" target="_blank">http://www.heraldsun.news.com.au/com...5E2862,00.html</a>
 
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