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Legislation on animal experiments in Finland

When people are working with the laboratory animals, they must conform to Finnish laws and regulations concerning animal experimentation, protection of animals, genetic engineering, animal transportation and occupational health. Furthermore, they must conform to the rules of EU directive.


Links for Finnish legislation

The Act on Animal Experimentation
Decree on Animal Experimentation
Animal Welfare Act
Gene Technology Act
Animal Transport Act
Occupational Safety and Health Act


Links for EU legislation