Parliamentary commission rejects initiative banning most severe experiments

The Science, Education and Culture Committee (SECC) recommends the Swiss National Council reject a parliamentary initiative requesting to ban the most severe constraints in animal experimentations. The initiative, submitted by Maya Graf of the Green Party, aims to ban animal experiments classified as severity 3, which cause medium to long-term moderate pain, suffering, injury or severe fear or health impairment. The National Council will discuss the initiative in the autumn. More info: https://www.parlament.ch/press-releases/Pages/mm-wbk-n-2019-05-24.aspx?lang=1031