ANIMALS (CONTROL OF EXPERIMENTS) ACT

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

   1   Short title

   2   Interpretation

   3   Experiments only to be performed by licensed persons

   4   Experiments not to be performed for purposes of attaining manual skill

   5   Prohibition of performance of experiments for illustration of lectures subject to certain conditions

   6   Restrictions upon performances of experiments by licensee

   7   Grant of licence

   8   Permits

   9   Special permits

   10   Records and inspections

   11   Returns

   12   Regulations

   13   Revocation of licence or permit

   14   Penalty.

   15   Restriction on prosecution of licensee

 

THE ANIMALS (CONTROL OF EXPERIMENTS) ACT

[Date of Commencement: 3rd November, 1949]

Cap 13.

1   Short title

   This Act may be cited as the Animals (Control of Experiments) Act.

2   Interpretation

   In this Act-

   "animal" means a living vertebrate animal;

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   "experiment" means any experiment performed on an animal and calculated to give pain;

   "licensee" means a person licensed under section 7.

3   Experiments only to be performed by licensed persons

   (1) No person except a licensee shall perform any experiment.

   (2) No licensee shall perform any experiment except in accordance with the terms of his licence and subject to the restrictions imposed by this Act.

4   Experiments not to be performed for purposes of attaining manual skill

   No licensee shall perform any experiment for the purpose of attaining manual skill.

5   Prohibition of performance of experiments for illustration of lectures subject to certain conditions

   No licensee shall perform any experiment for the purpose of illustrating any lecture at any University, University College, Hospital, Medical School, Agricultural College, Farm School or any other academic institution unless he is the holder of a teaching permit under this Act, and unless the experiment is of a class specified in such permit and is performed in accordance with the terms of such permit.

6   Restrictions upon performances of experiments by licensee

   (1) Except as otherwise provided in section 5, no licensee shall perform any experiment except-

   (a)   for the purpose of the advancement by new discovery of physiological knowledge, or of any knowledge which will be useful for saving or prolonging life, or alleviating suffering, or for combating any disease whether of human beings, animals or plants;

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