Animals in Science

Laws

Animals in laboratories across the country are almost always kept from public view and very few laws protect them.

The Animal Welfare Act (AWA), is often the only law that addresses the minimum standards of care for animals at research facilities, though it specifically excludes the majority of animals used in research, testing, and education.

This section explains the laws and levels of oversight currently in place to protect animals used in science.

Learn more about:

 Federal Regulations

 Product Testing Laws

 Student Choice Laws

 Pound Seizure Laws

 Other Laws

 Oversight