1 January 1970
Posted by: Richard Scrase
he Agriculture committee in the European Parliament yesterday voted to pass a report on the revision of EU Directive 86/609 on the protection of animals used in scientific research.
Within the next two weeks MEPs will vote on new European regulations governing medical research using animals across Europe.
On Tuesday 5 May, MEPs in the European Parliament held a plenary session in which they voted on the first reading of a proposed revised Directive on the protection of animals used for scientific purposes (the earlier Directive was EU 86/609).
The House of Lords European Union Committee, Sub-Committee D (Environment and Agriculture) has begun to take oral evidence on the revision of the European Directive on animal experimentation
A dozen organisations representing UK bioscience have published their answers, many of them detailed, to 72 questions posed by the UK Home Office.
The UK Bioscience sector prepared a submission of supplementary evidence to the House of Lords European Union Committee, Sub –Committee D (Environment and Agriculture) on the revision of Directive 86/609.
Understanding Animal Research welcomes the report published this week by the House of Lords EU Committee.
On Wednesday, the House of Lords ‘took note' of a committee report into the revision of the EU Directive on the protection of animals used for scientific purposes
The European Parliament and Council representatives have reached an agreement on the final details of the revisions made to Directive 86/609/EEC on animal experimentation.
The European Council of Ministers has announced agreement on the draft Directive for the Protection of Animals used for Scientific Purposes.
The revised European Directive on animal research (EU8869/10) should be formally 'adopted' in Europe during summer 2010.
The UK Bioscience Sector has produced a set of principles for the implementation and transposition of the revised EU Directive concerning the use of animals in research.
Yesterday the President of the European Parliament, and the Belgian State Secretary (representing the EU countries) put pen to paper and signed the new EU Directive 8869/10 in the use of animals in scientific research.
More than 50 top scientists working in Germany and Switzerland have launched a new Declaration about animal research.
Today the European Parliament agreed on the final text of the new Directive concerning the use of animals in research.
The medical science group within the European Science Forum (ESF-EMRC) has produced a position paper on the new Directive on the Protection of Animals used for Scientific Procedures.
The Government has responded to the public consultation on the options for transposition of Directive 2010/63/EU, here.
The UK Home Office has released figures showing that the number of research procedures using animals last year increased by 3% to just over 3.7 million.
What are 'animals containing human material' (ACHM) and why the sudden interest in them?