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For the Record': The Program With a 92 Percent Failure Rate That You're Still Paying For


The federal government spends $12 billion each year on animal experiments, testing everything from medications to psychological theories using monkeys, dogs, cats and other species. However, 92 percent of the drugs tested in animals ultimately fail when they're used in humans because of crucial differences in physiology.

In 2006, former Health and Human Services Secretary Mike Leavitt said, "We cannot accurately predict how they will behave in people based on laboratory and animal studies."

A decade later, billions of tax dollars continue to pour into the animal testing industry every year, and experts tell For the Record that it's because too many powerful interests are dependent on that flow of cash.

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