Aww, rats: Australian research rodents prove to be poor earners

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Aww, rats: Australian research rodents prove to be poor earners

staged photograph of mice on a pile of coins
Credit: James Brey, Getty images

Australia’s primary supplier of rodents for scientific research is closing down in a couple of years – it doesn’t make enough money, says its owner, the Western Australia Government. Experts believe that unless something’s done, we’ll likely face a critical shortage of research rats and mice in the future.

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