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1986 – Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act passed in UK

The United Kingdom would take a major step forward in 1986 when it replaced the Cruelty to Animals Act of 1887 with the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act. Distinguishing itself from the original Act, ASPA was implemented to specifically regulate the use of animals for research purposes. Under the direction of the Home Office, ASPA clearly [...]

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1966 – Animal Welfare Act passed in USA

The United States is one of the world’s prominent users of animals for experimental testing. A crucial moment for alternatives occurred in 1966 when the US passed the Animal Welfare Act, which, to this day, is the primary legislation in America regulating the transport, sale, and handling of animals intended to be used for research [...]

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1876 – Cruelty to Animals Act passed in UK

In 1876 the UK passed the Cruelty to Animals Act, which directly highlighted the practice of using animals as test subjects, and outlined prosecution for those considered to be unlawfully experimenting. Key points of the Act include the importance for researchers to define the necessity for the use of animals as well as proper care [...]

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1822 – First piece of law passed in UK specific to the protection of animals

The Cruel Treatment of Cattle Act, also referred to as Martin’s Act, was the first piece of animal welfare legislation passed by the United Kingdom Parliament. The act was put in place to prevent the cruel treatment of cattle, ox, cow, heifer, steer and sheep. Although it can be argued that this law was introduced because [...]

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