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Universities sign up to openness agreement on animal use


Signatories to New Zealand declaration commit to transparency around use of animals in research

Research using animals in New Zealand is to be subject to an “openness agreement”, following talks at a Queenstown conference.

According to the Australian and New Zealand Council for the Care of Animals in Research and Teaching, the agreement is the first of its kind outside Europe. Its 21 signatories include the AgResearch Crown Research Institute, the New Zealand Veterinary Association, the Otago Medical Research Foundation, Auckland Zoo and all eight of the country’s universities.

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