On this page we will publish information regarding EU guidelines and our vision. This is will not be complete and we will fill the section as we go along.
The directive regarding the protection of animals used for experimental and other scientific purposes was first established in 1986.
On 18 april 2009 a proposed revision was published. (2 documents here and here) This revision led to strong opposition from several stakeholders. Including VBIO, EMBO, ESF and the EP agriculture committee
On 7 april 2010 Representatives of the European Commission, the European Parliament and the European Council reached a compromise.