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Animal Welfare

Monitoring the welfare of laboratory animals

The welfare of laboratory animals is regulated under the NSW Animal Research Act (1985) and the care and use of laboratory animals is monitored by local Animal Ethics Committees (AECs).

All animal husbandry procedures carried out at the Australian BioResources facility have been approved by the Garvan and St Vincent’s AEC.

Animal welfare is monitored independently by inspections from the AEC and from the Department of Primary Industries Animal Welfare Branch.

See the NSW Government's Welfare of animals in research and teaching webpage for more information.