UBC used 227,362 animals for research in 2012
Today (December 6), UBC published online its numbers for 2012. Last year, 227,362 animals were involved in 961 "research and teaching protocols". That's up from the 225,043 animals involved in research in 2011 and the 211,604 animals in 2010.
In 2012, rodents represented 58 percent of research animals, while fish comprised 30 percent, and reptiles and amphibians 10 percent. Birds, mammals, and marine mammals constituted less than one percent.