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Ethics and Animal Research

It is only in the last three decades that society has begun to articulate an ethic for the treatment of animals used in research. We at CSU take great pride in the fact that the translation of that ethic into U.S. law was done at CSU with the full support of our researchers. The concept then spread to many other countries, and we enjoy a world-wide reputation as leaders in the well-being of research animals. It is clear that society permits the use of animals in research with the proviso that we minimize the pain suffering and distress of these animals, and that we "walk softly" in such use. We are thus committed to maximizing the interests of research animals not only as presuppositional to good science, but also as an ethical requirement! We expect that all researchers at CSU will share in respecting and advancing the well-being of the animals they use.

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT WORKING WITH ANIMAL SUBJECTS AT CSU:

http://web.research.colostate.edu/ricro/acuc/acuc.aspx