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In animal-loving UK, expose claims British Heart Association and others fund vivisection with public's donations; nonprofits say it is life-saving research.

"Home Office figures show that since 2007, 23,854 dogs have been used in 34,669 tests, while in the same period 1,034 cats have been used. Last year alone, 3,214 dogs, the bulk of them beagles but also some cross-breeds, were used, a rise of 11 per cent on 2011. The organisations responsible for the tests insist the animals are used only as a last resort and under strict conditions but animal welfare campaigners say the research is unethical and scientifically questionable." --Ted Jeory, the Sunday Express

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