Israel restricts animal experiments

BMJ 1994; 309 doi: (Published 24 September 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:758
  1. J Siegel-Itzkovich

    Medical researchers in Israel will be affected by a new law restricting experiments on animals. A private member's bill will not satisfy animal rights activists or scientists, but it is regarded as a workable compromise.

    A council on animal experimentation will be set up with 23 members appointed by the health minister. These will include representatives of the Israel Academy of Sciences, veterinarians, medical schools, the Israel Medical Association, the Israel Manufacturers' Association, and government departments and three people from an organisation for animal rights. The council will authorise animal experiments and lay down rules to ensure that …

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