To use the influence of experts and politicians to raise
the welfare of animals nationally and internationally.
To use the influence of experts and politicians to raise the welfare of animals nationally and internationally.
| Laboratory Animals
Using animals in experiments is a controversial issue and it remains the case that there is disagreement over whether experiments on animals are necessary or whether they are alternatives. In the UK, the use of animals in experiments is regulated by the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986, which is administered by the Home Office. Under this law, all breeding and use of animals has to be carried out in licenced premises, the research itself has to be set out in detail in a project licence which is submitted to the Home Office for authorisation, and the people carrying out the research also have to be licenced.
APGAW focuses on the 3Rs -reduction, refinement and replacement. It should be ensured that, as far as is reasonably practicable, that no alternative to the use of animals is possible, that the number of animals used is minimised and that procedures, care routines and husbandry are refined to maximise welfare.
APGAW also works to get better transparency over the use of animals in scientific procedures.
| News from APGAW
At the APGAW annual meeting on Dog Welfare, MPs decided to re-form the Dog Sub-Group as they wish to see it taking forward the recommendations set out in the 2015 Dog Strategy.read more
APGAW welcomes the commitment of the EFRA Committee to animal welfare and hopes that the report will raise the profile of a range of issues in Parliament.read more
The work of Mission Rabies was brought to our attention in the summer of 2016 by APGAW member, Clarissa Baldwin and it captured our attention owing to its great potential to improve life for animals and children.read more
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