ミルクサイエンス研究所 Milk Science Institute

動物実験における倫理的配慮

私たちは、法的義務または各国の行政や関係当局からの指示や指導で求められる場合等を除き、動物実験の実施・委託は行いません。
動物実験の実施にあたっては、「動物の愛護及び管理に関する法律」に基づく「実験動物の飼養及び保管並びに苦痛の軽減に関する基準」、ならびに日本学術会議や国立大学法人動物実験施設協議会のガイドラインに則り、3Rの原則(Replacement(代替法の利用)、Reduction(動物使用数の削減)、Refinement(苦痛の軽減))を徹底し、動物の生命を尊重し、動物福祉の考えを念頭に置いた上で、必要最小限の動物で、苦痛軽減に最大限配慮した試験計画を立案し、社内に設置した動物実験委員会にて審査します。また、法律・指針等の遵守状況および実験動物の飼養や管理等について、自己点検を行います。
なお、上記取組みの客観性確保のため、公益財団法人 ヒューマンサイエンス振興財団による動物実験に関する第三者認証を取得しております。

Ethical considerations for animal experiments

We do not conduct or outsource animal experiments, excluding cases where there is a legal obligation or where we are required based on instructions or directives from the governments or relevant authorities of the respective countries.
When conducting animal experiments, in accordance with the “Standards for Care and Management of Laboratory Animals and Alleviation of Pain” based on the “Act on Welfare and Management of Animals” as well as the guidelines of the Science Council of Japan and The Japanese Association of Laboratory Animal Facilities of National University Corporations, we have adopted the 3R principles (Replacement (use of alternative methods), Reduction (use of fewer animals), and Refinement (alleviation of pain)) and test plans are formulated with maximum consideration for minimizing pain on the requisite minimum number of animals, with respect for the lives of the animals and taking into consideration animal welfare. These plans have been ensured by the Animal Care and Use Committee created within the company. In addition, we will carry out self-inspection so that we observe compliance with laws, guidelines, and breeding and management of laboratory animals.
In order to ensure the objectivity of the above initiative, we have acquired third-party accreditation for Laboratory Animal Care and Use from the Japan Health Sciences Foundation.

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