New laws on protecting animals used in scientific experiments (Report)

Keywords

Animal welfare; Animals; Cosmetics; EU law; Ethics; Scientific research

Abstract

Reports on the proposed revision of Directive 86/609 on the protection of animals used for experimental and other scientific purposes. Outlines the key changes proposed, including those on the need to conduct an ethical evaluation, the widening of the scope of the Directive, minimum housing and care requirements, the clarification of the requirements to replace the use of animals by non-animal methods, the establishment of an “Animal welfare body”, and the publication of non-technical summaries by Member States. Comments on the cosmetic testing on animals. Looks at the effect of Regulation 1907/2006 (REACH) and the revision of Directive 98/8 (Biocides Directive).

Citation

(2010) 276 EU Focus 4-5

Report

New laws on protecting animals used in scientific experiments

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