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Decree No. 40 of 2013 (II. 14.) Korm of the Government on animal testing.

Type of law

This Decree provides the framework to animal testing in order to prevent torture of and cruelty to animals. Provisions concerning the animals which may be used for testing are contained in Chapter II. General rules of testing are laid down in Chapter III. Chapter IV sets out rules regarding operational requisites of breeders, suppliers and users of laboratory animals. Chapter V provides rules on authorization of animal testing. Testing may be done only in the framework of projects. Controls and sanctions are foreseen in Article 49. Chapter VI concerns the activity of the Scientific Ethic Board on Animal Testing which is an expert body and operated by the National Food Safety Agency.
Date of text
Entry into force notes
On 16 April 2013.
Publication reference
Magyar K zl ny 23. sz m, 2013. febru r 14., pp. 1805-1838.
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Legislation Amendment
Original title
A Korm ny 40/2013. (II. 14.) Korm. rendelete az llatk s rletekr l