Animal Experimentation

Animal Experimentation

Tabled 1989

© Commonwealth of Australia 1989

ISBN 0 644 09621 7

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PREFACE (PDF format)
Membership of the Committee
List of Tables
Abbreviations Used in the Report
List of Recommendations

CHAPTER 1 - INTRODUCTION (PDF format)
Appointment of the Committee
Terms of Reference
Conduct of the Inquiry
Nomenclature
Animal Experimentation Debate
Acknowledgements

CHAPTER 2 - ANIMAL EXPERIMENTATION IN AUSTRALIA (PDF format)
Introduction
Victoria
Western Australia
Universities
CSIRO
Conclusions

CHAPTER 3 - THE MORAL STATUS OF ANIMALS AND THE ETHICS OF ANIMAL EXPERIMENTATION (PDF format)
Introduction
Historical Perspective
Utilitarianism and Suffering
Difficulties with Utilitarianism
Animal Rights
Animal Freedom and Other Moral Claims
Animals and Equality
Conclusions

CHAPTER 4 - ANIMAL PAIN AND DISTRESS (PDF format)
Definitions
Scientific Attitudes to Animal Pain
Difficulties in the Assessment of Animal Pain and Distress
Animal Pain Assessment
Pain Classification System
Pain Relief in Laboratory Animals
Pain in Codes of Practice

CHAPTER 5 - THE USE OF ANIMALS IN BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH (PDF format)
Introduction
Value of Biomedical Research
Use of Animals in Basic Research
Repetition of Experiments
Alternatives
Tissue Cultures
Refinement of Experimental Procedures
Funding of Alternatives

CHAPTER 6 - THE USE OF ANIMALS IN THE PSYCHOLOGICAL AND BEHAVIOURAL SCIENCES (PDF format)
Introduction
Extent of Psvcholoaical and Behavioural
Research in AustGalia
The Use of Animals in Psychological and Behavioural Research

CHAPTER 7 - ANIMALS IN TOXICOLCXICAL TESTING (PDF format)
Introduction
Testing Strategies
Drug and Chemical Testing in Australia -
Regulatory Requirements
Cosmetics
General Issues in Testing
Toxicological Testing in Australia
National Biological Standards Laboratory
The Role of Animals in Toxicological
Testing - Rationale and Alternatives
Alternatives
Development of Alternatives in Australia
The Draize Test
LD50 Test
Current Status of the LD50 Test
Alternatives
Regulatory Action in Australia
Specific Toxicological Tests

CHAPTER 8 - THE USE OF ANIMALS IN AGRICULTURAL AND WILDLIFE RESEARCH (PDF format)
Agricultural Research
Types of Experiment
Experiments Involving Native and Feral Animals
Supply, Xandling and Husbandry
Observational Studies of Wild Animals
Marking of Fish, Birds and Animals
Radio Telemetry
Capture
Conclusions
Wildlife Research in Australian External Territories

CHAPTER 9 - ANIMAL HOUSE FACILITIES AND THEIR UANAGEPIENT (PDF format)
Introduction
Animal House Facilities
Standards for Accommodation
Quality Control
SPF Animals - Facilities, Breeding and
The Economics of Laboratory Animal Breeding
Rationalisation of Breeding Units
Cost Recovery
Surplus Animals
Standard Operating Procedures
Use in Experimentation

CHAPTER 10 - THE USE OF POUND ANIMALS FOR TRAINING AND EXPERIMENTAL PURPOSES (PDF format)
Introduction
Extent of Use
Use of Pound Dogs for Teaching
The Use of Pound Animals for
Experimental Purposes
Policies of the Pounds
Code of Practice
Transport of Pound Animals
Receipt of Dogs at Institutions
Records
The Supply of Cats from Pounds

CHAPTER 11 - ANIMAL HOUSE STAFF (PDF format)
Introduction
Status of Animal House Staff
Training in Animal Care
Professional Staff

CHAPTER 12 - INFORMATION AND TRAINING (PDF format)
Introduction
Experimentation Standards
Australian Council for the Care of Animals
in Research and Teaching

CHAPTER 13 - ANIMAL WELFARE ADMINISTRATION (PDF format)
IN AUSTRALIA
Introduction
Commonwealth/State Responsibilities
Federal System

CHAPTER 14 - CURRENT REGULATORY SYSTEM (PDF format)
Introduction
Evolution of the Code of Practice
Legislation
New South Wales
Victoria
South Australia
Tasmania
Queensland
Western Australia
Australian Capital Territory
Northern Territory

CHAPTER 15 - PROPOSED REGULATORY SYSTEM (PDF format)
Introduction
Regulation or Not
Ethics Committees
Code of Practice
Enforcement and Accountability
Legislation
Monitoring
Accountability
Sununary
Commonwealth Government

CHAPTER 1 6 - CODE OF PRACTICE AND ETHICS COMMITTEES (PDF format)
Introduction
Code of Practice
Revision of the Code of Practice
Compliance with the Code of Practice
Emergencies
Animal Welfare Officers
Membership of Ethics Committees
Ethics Committees
Consideration of Protocols
Guidelines

REFERENCES (PDF format)
Appendix I - List of Witnesses Who Appeared Before the Committee to Give Evidence on Animal Experimentation

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