Policy on Animal Experimentation
Japanese Association for Laboratory Animal Science
November 1, 2007
The Japanese Association for Laboratory Animal Science (JALAS) was established for the purpose of advancing laboratory animal science and related areas through the promotion of basic and applied research and the dissemination of relevant information concerning laboratory animals, thereby contributing to the development of science in Japan.
Animal experimentation is an essential part of research, education and testing in such fields as medicine and the life sciences. JALAS members should comply with the Law for the Humane Treatment and Management of Animals as well as the Standards Relating to the Care and Management of Laboratory Animals and Relief of Pain. Furthermore, they should conform to the internationally accepted “3R” (Replacement, Reduction, and Refinement) principle in accordance with the Fundamental Guidelines for Proper Conduct of Animal Experiment and Related Activities compiled by the related ministries as well as the Guidelines for Proper Conduct of Animal Experiments stipulated by the Science Council of Japan.
JALAS began raising the awareness of its members as to the importance of laboratory animal welfare by promulgating the Guidelines for Animal Experimentation in 1987 and publishing a handbook for the Guidelines. JALAS will remain committed to the promotion of the proper conduct of animal experimentation under voluntary management in Japan.
Tadao Serikawa Professor, DVM, Ph.D., DJCLAM.
President of JALAS
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com
Vice President & Secretary General of AFLAS:
Noriyuki Kasai DVM, Ph.D., DJCLAM.
Chairperson of International Communication Comittee of JALAS
Atsuo Ogura Ph.D., D.V.M.
Address: Akamon Royal Highrs, RM1103
5-29-12 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, 113-0033