National Animal Ethics Advisory Committee publications
NAEAC has published a range of guidelines to help animal ethics committees and those using animals for research, testing, and teaching.
Definition of manipulation
The Animal Welfare Act 1999 was amended in 2015, and the definition of "manipulation" now includes:
- killing an animal to allow research, testing, or teaching with the animal’s body or tissues
- breeding or producing an animal that may be more susceptible to, or at a greater risk of, pain or distress during its life as a result of the technique used for its breeding or production.
Some of the older NAEAC publications may not reflect this amendment.
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Guidelines for the welfare of livestock from which blood is harvested for commercial and research purposes
NAEAC also publishes occasional papers on topics of interest to the public and those involved in research, testing and teaching.
Paper 1 (September 2008): Underreporting of the three Rs deployment that occurs during the planning of protocols that precedes their submission to animal ethics committees
Paper 2 (April 2009): Regulation of animal use in research, testing and teaching in New Zealand – the black, the white and the grey
Paper 3 (October 2009): Regulation of animal use in research, testing and teaching: comparison of New Zealand and European legislation
Paper 9 (August 2012): Ensuring regulatory compliance in the use of animals in science in New Zealand – the review process
Paper 10 (February 2014): How to improve housing conditions of laboratory animals: the possibilities of environmental refinement
Paper 11 (September 2015): Use of animals in the registration of veterinary medicine products in New Zealand
Paper 12 (October 2015): The blind leading the blind: animal facility staff and researchers working together to reduce bias in animal research
Who to contact
If you have any questions about NAEAC, email email@example.com
Last reviewed: 18 Nov 2021