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Directive 2010/63/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 September 2010 on the protection of animals used for scientific purposes (Text with EEA relevance)

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Article 33Care and accommodation

1.Member States shall, as far as the care and accommodation of animals is concerned, ensure that:

(a)

all animals are provided with accommodation, an environment, food, water and care which are appropriate to their health and well-being;

(b)

any restrictions on the extent to which an animal can satisfy its physiological and ethological needs are kept to a minimum;

(c)

the environmental conditions in which animals are bred, kept or used are checked daily;

(d)

arrangements are made to ensure that any defect or avoidable pain, suffering, distress or lasting harm discovered is eliminated as quickly as possible; and

(e)

animals are transported under appropriate conditions.

2.For the purposes of paragraph 1, Member States shall ensure that the care and accommodation standards set out in Annex III are applied from the dates provided for therein.

3.Member States may allow exemptions from the requirements of paragraph 1(a) or paragraph 2 for scientific, animal-welfare or animal-health reasons.

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