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Animal Welfare Legislation B
Transcript of Animal Welfare Legislation B
19th Century Lab Welfare
Last time we...
Judge the effectiveness of current national and international legislation regulating animal welfare
Explore International legislation in comparison to UK law
Animal Wefare Act 2006
Looked at a brief
history of welfare legislation in the UK
Which animals are
for an animal is determined
The promotion of welfare
Prevention of Harm
Animals in Distress
Look at legislation concerning laboratory animals
for animals, identifying where improvements can be made to protect animals and peple
"Animal Welfare" Appleby et al (2011)
Spend time looking at the interactive Animal Protection Index to understand world rankings and indicators
The use of dogs in scientific experiments played an important in the discovery of
digestive system function
and particularly the function of enzymes and hormones and disease such as
Physiological demonstration with vivisection of a dog. Oil painting, 1832
and in a time of
learning and experimentation.
of animals were used
wouldn't find acceptable were used
in some cases
BUT, this was the dark ages for medical science and
were often harmed by their doctors
Animals Act 1986
separate to the Welfare Act
to regulate the use of lab animals in the UK
Applies to anything that could cause
Again, only applies to
Regulated by the
whose inspectors visit research establishments & assess license applications
You need 3 licences to conduct this
type of research:
Certificate of designation
Before the 1986 Act
This picture was taken in 1975 by controversial undercover investigative journalist
48 dogs were forced to smoke 30 cigarettes a day to investigate the effects of new, safer cigarettes
The picture went
straight to the front page
massive public protest.
Despite repeated trialling, this method
smoking with lung cancer, though later
Battersea Park's little brown dog...
The 3 Rs
if there is a
it must be used
minimum number of animals
necessary to obtain
Design experiments to
Often, animals needs to be euthanised at the end of experiments for two main reasons -
the experimental conditions will have
affected the animals
confound the results
of any further experiments they were involved in
the experiment itself has had a
on the animal's welfare and it is
to destroy them
There are lists of appropriate methods for
Staff must be
Handling must be
Research is monitored very carefully
Deviation from licensing and general legislation leads to
with a sentence of up to
5 years imprisonment
A great deal of thought goes into
with significant consideration of
Therefore, whilst many of us would not
choose to take part in invasive research,
we should be
judging those who do...
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