Byline: Niamh Anderson
A SCOTTISH university has been slated by animal rights groups for using almost 1,000 animals a week for medical experiments.
Animal testing at Dundee University has come under the spotlight after it was revealed 47,313 creatures were used in 'regulated procedures' last year.
Mice, rabbits, frogs and rats are kept in laboratories for breeding or biological tests to help find new medicines for conditions including cancer and heart disease.
The university says the animals are invaluable in developing new treatments and its ethics committee oversees all its work to protect the animals' welfare.
But animal rights groups …