Ccac Draft Animal Welfare Assessment|
posted on May 2, 2019
May 2, 2019
To: Jumoke, firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; Ginette.PetitpasTaylor@parl.gc.ca; firstname.lastname@example.org;
From: Peter Hamilton, email@example.com
Re: CCAC guidelines: Animal welfare assessment.
Since 1981 the Lifeforce Foundation has been instrumental in raising public awareness of the use of animals for testing and experiments. Lifeforce was not advised of this Canadian Council on Animal Care assessment. Due to other commitments we cannot make a full response by May 3rd.
We will say that basically these proposed guidelines claims it will monitor "animal welfare" but not animal rights. It further states that it will address some “welfare” issues but not all because it is may be part of the experiments and other excuses. This alone once again fails to protect animals in research laboratories.
This “assessment” does very little to even address "welfare" issues. It does nothing to question the use of animal models and stopping such experiments. It does not mandate “guidelines” as part of legal requirements. It does not review all proposed experiments such as “pilot studies”. It also fails to make all inspection and other records to the public as required in the US. Transparency is lacking!
The CCAC Founding principles states “In addition, CCAC guidelines are intended to provide a framework for the implementation of Russell and Burch’s Three Rs (Replacement, Reduction and Refinement) (Russell and Burch, 1959).” However, you focus on the “primarily the principle of Refinement”. You must include Replacement and Reduction! There has been no reduction over the years! There is no phase out goal as Lifeforce proposes in our Stop Vivisection Canada! campaign. I submit the information in the Facebook and the Petition as part of the records of the CCAC Assessment.
Stop Vivisection Canada! Petition > PETITION.
Stop Vivisection Canada! A Phase Out Plan must be part of animal welfare and rights, protecting human health and stopping any environmental pollution with biohazards etc..