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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Mini-Pigs Identified by EU as Potential Lab Subjects

I guess their cuteness wore off too quick!

The mini-pig, darling of celebrities’ handbags, may have had its bacon Sunday after the EU earmarked it as the laboratory test animal of the future.

A research project into the feasibility of using miniature pigs in laboratories concluded they are better suited for testing toxins, drugs and chemicals than dogs and monkeys.

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