Williams VM, Carsons LA. Reviewing the Reviews: An Analysis of the Process of Ensuring Regulatory Compliance in the Use of Animals in Science in New Zealand. ALTEX [CD-ROM]. 2010;27(Special Issue 1):203-206


In New Zealand, the Animal Welfare Act 1999 requires that organisations using animals in research, testing and teaching be audited at least every five years for compliance with both the Act and the organisations’ individually approved codes of ethical conduct. This paper looks at the results of this ongoing review process since the introduction of the Act at the beginning of 2000, during which time most of the organisations have been reviewed at least twice. It includes an analysis of the non-compliance issues that have arisen.

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