Striking the right balance

May 2009
Veterinary Record: Journal of the British Veterinary Association;5/16/2009, Vol. 164 Issue 20, p605
Academic Journal
In this article, the author discusses the aspects of the proposed legislation to update Great Britain's Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act (ASPA) which aims to protect animals used in research. A consultation document was issued by Home Office which is responsible for the administering the ASPA. Home Office minister Shahid Malik said that their aim is to develop a directive that can adapt to technical progress. Moreover, it states that the Government supports the goals of the directive.


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