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New Directive 2010/63/EU on the protection of animals

21 October, 2010 in FENS News

New Directive 2010/63/EU on the protection of animals

The EU Directive on the protection of animals used for scientific purposes has been published October 20, 2010.

The text in all EU languages can be found going to the relevant issue of the European Journal (http://eur-lex.europa.eu/JOHtml.do?uri=OJ%3AL%3A2010%3A276%3ASOM%3AEN%3AHTML) and using the drop down menu at the top right to select your languague.

The directive will enter into force 20 days after its publication.

Deadline for transposition into national legislation is 10 November 2012.

Member States must apply the provisions as of 1 January 2013.

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