Fewer animals in experiments last year

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More than 187,000 creatures were used in animal experiments in 2010, new figures show. The federal ministries for science, health and environment announced today (Thurs) that 187,236 animals underwent scientific checks in various experiments last year. The ministries said this figure meant that there has been a decline of 9.9 per cent compared to the […]

Pig spared from slaughter after falling off trailer

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Farmers decided not to slaughter a pig after it survived falling from a driving lorry yesterday (Mon).Lower Austrian authorities said today bosses of the Ratzersdorf-based farming business will keep the animal which got away with bruises after falling from a trailer and down an embankment. The pig was caught by local firemen and passersby who […]

Piggy escape foiled as lorry overturns

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Styrian fire-fighters chased more than a dozen pigs which escaped a lorry on their way to the slaughterhouse this morning (Thurs).Thomas Meier, a spokesman for the Fehring fire brigade, said dozens of firemen were kept busy for several hours.”Catching them was difficult since they ran into all directions as the truck they were in overturned […]

Scientists cleared over avalanche pig research

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The Innsbruck public prosecutor¬ís office announced yesterday (Tues) that it had ended its investigation of three scientists who had participated in a controversial experiment with pigs.An investigation into three scientists accused of carrying out controversial experiments on pigs has ended with a no guilty verdict.The Innsbruck public prosecutor¬ís office announced Tuesday it had ended its […]