FELASA, ESLAV, ECLAM publish position paper on ban of CO2 for rodent euthanasia

The Federation of European Laboratory Animal Science Associations (Felasa), the European Society of Laboratory Animal Veterinarians (ESLAV) and the European College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ECLAM) published a position paper on the proposed ban of CO2 for rodent euthanasia. They are against a ban until there is enough scientific evidence about the use of carbon dioxide and relevant alternatives and updated euthanasia guidelines by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) are considered. They urge governments to actively support research initiatives in the field of laboratory animal euthanasia. Euthanasia should only be carried out by trained personnel, using appropriate techniques and equipment, the organisations state in their paper.

More information: https://naturalsciences.ch/service/publications/116958-position-paper-on-the-proposed-ban-of-carbon-dioxide-for-rodent-euthanasia