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Alternatives to the use of animals in research

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Animal Ethics and Welfare Centres

  • Animal Ethics Infolink Animal Research Review Panel and the Animal Welfare Unit of NSW Agriculture. This site has excellent information on animal use in New South Wales as well as links to national and international resources.
  • Animals in Research and Teaching - The Department of Environment and Primary Industries of Victoria.
  • Animal Welfare and Ethics - A Centre run by the Queensland Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) This site provides extensive information on animal use in Queensland. It has lots of information about animal welfare with sections appropriate for schoolchildren and researchers alike.
  • Animal Welfare Centre - A joint centre of The University of Melbourne, Monash University and the Department of Environment and Primary Industries Victoria.
  • Animal Welfare Information Center (AWIC) - This site has very good information on alternatives to using animals and enrichment.
  • Animal Welfare Institute - This site has some excellent information on enrichment for laboratory animals.
  • Animal Welfare Science and Bioethics Centre, Massey University - This centre has produced a number of authorative publications on animal welfare standards, ethics and regulation which are listed on the site.
  • The Canadian Council on Animal Care (CCAC) is the national organisation responsible for setting and maintaining standards for the care and use of animals in research, teaching and testing throughout Canada.
  • The Centre for Animal Welfare and Ethics (CAWE)
  • The Nuffield Council on Bioethics - Examines ethical issues raised by new developments in biology and medicine.
  • NC3Rs - The National Centre for the Replacement, Refinement and Reduction of Animals in Research (NC3Rs) provides a UK focus for the promotion, development and implementation of the 3Rs in animal research.

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Animal Welfare and Animal Rights groups Web sites

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Environmental Enrichment

  • Animal Welfare Information Centre Environmental Enrichment Information Resources for Laboratory Animals: 1965 - 1995 for Birds, Cats, Dogs, Farm Animals, Ferrets, Rabbits, and Rodents.
  • Animal Welfare Institute - Database on enrichment for laboratory animals
  • Enrichment Online - The Fort Worth Zoo, this site provides professional animal managers, both in zoo and laboratory settings, a comprehensive resource for incorporating enrichment into the care and husbandry of captive animals.
  • Environmental Enrichment Scrapbook This site is a listing of techniques, toys, methods and ideas that have actually been used for environmental enrichment of captive non-domestic animals.
  • NC3Rs - The National Centre for the Replacement, Refinement and Reduction of Animals in Research (NC3Rs) provides a UK focus for the promotion, development and implementation of the 3Rs in animal research.
  • The Shape of Enrichment

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Guidelines, Australian Government Policies and Regulatory Information

General Australian Guidelines

Australian Animal Welfare Strategy (AAWS)
NHMRC - National Health and Medical Research Council - Home page
NHMRC Wellbeing Guidelines

Australian legislation

Queensland 

Animal Care and Protection Act 2001 (reprinted as in force on 1 December 2006)
Animal Care and Protection Regulation 2002 (reprinted as in force on 29 October 2007)


New South Wales
Animal Research Act 1985 (last updated on 13 December 2007)
Animal Research Regulation 2005 (last updated on 4 December 2006)
Click on the appropriate letter for each link.


ACT
Animal Welfare Act 1992 (Refer particularly to Part 4 “Research, Teaching and Breeding”)


Victoria
Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1986 (Refer particularly to Part 3 “Scientific Procedures
(incorporating amendments as at 20 March 2008)


Tasmania
Animal Welfare Act 1993 (Refer particularly to Part 4 “Animal Research”)
(as updated 1 January 2005)
Animal Welfare Regulations 1993


NT
Animal Welfare Act (as in force at 8 March 2007)


South Australia
Animal Welfare Act 1985 (amended 3 October 2008)


Western Australia
Animal Welfare Act 2002

 

New Zealand

Animal Welfare Act 1999

International

The Canadian Council on Animal Care (CCAC) is the national organization responsible for setting and maintaining standards for the care and use of animals in research, teaching and testing throughout Canada
The Institute for Laboratory Animal Research (ILAR)

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Housing and Care of Laboratory Animals

Guinea Pigs

Rats

Zebrafish

 

 

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Humane Research

Information about Animal Ethics in Schools and information for School Children

 

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Recognition and Alleviation of Pain in Animals

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Scientific and Research Organisations

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Statistics on Animal Use in research and Teaching

In Australia, animal use statistics are collected and reported individually by each state rather than on a national basis. Different information is collected by individual states and it is difficult to meaningfully compare totals across the country.  Humane Research Australia collates statistics on animal use in a comparitive table which provides a good overview of use, but keep in mind the way usage is reported varies across the states.