Laws and Guidelines covering the use of animals in scientific research
Sources of Legislation and Regulations Regarding Animal Use and Procurement of Animals
International or Multinational
Bayne, K., Morris, T. H. & France, M. P. 2010. Legislation and oversight of the conduct of research using animals: a global overview. In: The UFAW Handbook on the Care and Management of Laboratory and Other Research Animals (Ed. by R. Hubrecht & J. Kirkwood), pp. 107–123. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.
Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora. http://www.cites.org/.
International Air Transport Association (IATA). 2011. Live Animal Regulations (LAR). The Global Standard for the Transportation of Live animals by Air. http://www.iata.org/ps/publications/Pages/liveanimals.aspx.
Home Office Guidance on the operation of the UK legislation on animals used in research and codes of practice. http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/science-research/animal-research/.
International Union for the Conservation of Nature, IUCN, The World Conservation Union Rue Mauverney 28, CH-1196 Gland, Switzerland. http://iucn.org/knowledge/publications_doc/.
Laboratory Animal Breeders Association of Great Britain. http://www.laba-uk.com/.
Radford, M. 2001. Animal Welfare Law in Britain: Regulation and Responsibility. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
United States of America
American Association for Laboratory Animal Science. http://www.aalas.org/Europe.
Code of Federal Regulations, Title 9 (Animal and Animal Products), Subchapter A (Animal Welfare), Parts 1–3. Available from: the Office of the Federal Register, National Archives and Records Administration, U.S. Government Printing Office, 732 N. Capitol Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20401: http://www.gpoaccess.gov/cfr/index.html and APHIS,U.S.D.A., Federal Building, 6505 Belcrest Road, Hyattsville, MD20782. http://www.aphis.usda.gov/animal_welfare/index.shtml.
Code of Federal Regulations, Title 50 (Wildlife and Fisheries), Chapter 1 (Bureau of Sport Fisheries and Wildlife Service, Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of Interior). Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office. www.fws.gov.
FELASA, the Federation of European Laboratory Animal Science Associations. http://www.felasa.eu/.
Guide Development Committee 1988. Guide for the Care and Use of Agricultural Animals in Agricultural Research and Teaching. Washington, D.C.: Consortium for Developing a Guide for the Care and Use of Agricultural Animals in Agricultural Research and Teaching. Available from: Association Headquarters, 309West Clark Street, Champaign, IL 61820.
NRC (National Research Council) 2010. Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals. Committee for the Update of the Guide for the Care and Use of Animals. National Research Council, The National Academies Press, Washington, D.C. http://dels.nas.edu/Report/Guide-Care/12910.
Office for Endangered Species, U.S. Department of Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service, Room 430, 4401 NFairfax Drive, Arlington, VA22203.
PHS (Public Health Service) 1986. Public Health Service Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Available from: Office for Protection from Research Risks, Building 31, Room 4809, NIH, Bethesda, MD 20892.
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Animal and Plant Inspection Service (APHIS). Animal Welfare Electronic Freedom of Information Requests – Annual Reports. (Searchable database of licensed animal breeders: ‘View AWA Inspection Reports’.) http://www.aphis.usda.gov/animal_welfare/efoia/7023.shtml.
Council of Europe. European Convention for the Protection of Vertebrate Animals Used for Experimental and Other Scientific Purposes http://conventions.coe.int/Treaty/EN/Treaties/Html/123.htm.
Council of Europe 2006. Fourth multilateral consultation of parties to the European Convention for the protection of vertebrate animals used for experimental and other scientific purposes (ETS 123)
European Commission 2007. Commission recommendations of 18 June 2007 on guidelines for the accommodation and care of animals used for experimental and other scientific purposes. Annex II to European Council Directive 86/609. See 2007/526/EC. http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri¼OJ:L:2007:197:0001:0089:EN:PDF.
European Union. http://europa.eu/index_en.htm.
Canadian Council on Animal Care 1993. Guide to the Care and Use of Experimental Animals. Vols 1 and 2. Ottawa: Canadian Council on Animal Care. http://www.ccac.ca/en/CCAC_Programs/Guidelines_Policies/gublurb.htm.
Canadian Council on Animal Care 2003. Guidelines on the Care and Use of Wildlife. Ottawa: Canadian Council on Animal Care. http://www.ccac.ca/Documents/Standards/Guidelines/Wildlife.pdf.
Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada, Canadian Wildlife Service, Environment Canada, Ottawa, ON K1A 0E7.
The Canadian Association for Laboratory Animal Science. http://www.calas-acsal.org/.
Commonwealth of Australia 2005. Australian Animal Welfare Strategy. Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry. Canberra, Australia. http://www.latrobe.edu.au/research-services/assets/downloads/Animal_Welfare_Strategy_2005.pdf.
National Health and Medical Research Council 2004. Australian Code of Practice for the Care and Use of Animals for Scientific Purposes. Australian Government. http://www.nhmrc.gov.au/publications/synopses/ea16syn.htm.
Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, New Zealand 1999. Animal Welfare Act 1999. Public Act 1999, Number 142. http://www.legislation.govt.nz/act/public/1999/0142/latest/DLM49664.html.
Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, New Zealand 2006. Guide to the Preparation of Codes of Ethical Conduct. http://www.biosecurity.govt.nz/files/regs/animal-welfare/pubs/naeac/naeaccec.pdf..
Taxon-oriented Societies with Ethical or Animal Welfare Guidelines
American Society of Mammalogists: http://www.mammalogy.org/committees/index.asp.
Ornithological Council: http://www.nmnh.si.edu/BIRDNET/GuideToUse/.
American Fisheries Society: http://www.fisheries.org/html/Public_Affairs/Sound_Science/Guidelines2004.shtml.
American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists (ASIH), the Herpetologists’ League (HL) and the Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles (SSAR): http://www.asih.org/files/hacc-final.pdf.
American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists (ASIH), the American Fisheries Society (AFS) and the American Institute of Fisheries Research Biologists (AIFRB): http://www.asih.org/files/fish%20guidelines.doc.
Animal Ethics web sites of other professional societies
Funding for research into animal welfare / animal ethics
Journals that publish animal welfare/ethics-related research
Animal Ethics conferences & workshops
Joint Meeting with ASAB, Society for Experimental Biology, and the National Centre for the 3Rs (NC3Rs)
4-5th July 2012
Implementation of the 3Rs in Behavioural and Physiological Research
Registration free; £1000 Poster prize
Interested in improving your science? Want the latest information on innovative techniques that make data collection easier and also improve the ethics of your experimentation? This collaborative meeting aims to provide cutting edge approaches to refining existing protocols, reducing the number of animals used and replacing whole animals with alternatives. Speakers who are leaders in the field of behavioural and physiological research will cover a range of topics.
Please e-mail Dr Lynne Sneddon for more information. Poster presentations are welcome from established researchers, postdoctoral scientists and postgraduates and can be submitted via the web site http://www.nc3rs.org.uk/event.asp?id=1673.