Animal Exploitation Now has recently exposed that the number of fines the U.S Department of Agriculture (USDA) has made for "laboratory negligence" has gone up by 162% in the past 3 years. The group is claiming that the USDA is failing at its job of regulating labs and not protecting animals used for testing. All together 35 labs were fined and 163 animals were killed. On the other side, animal testing activists are pointing out that the Humane Society of the United States has estimated that more than 25 million animals are used for testing each year. In perspective, 163 out of 25 million were killed because of negligence and the labs where this occurred were punished by the USDA.