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• Ensure compliance with national legislation that regulates the use, care and protection of animals in research, teaching or extension activities, as well as the Code of Ethics for the professional practice of Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary Medicine and Zootechnics, and Zootechnics, and those norms or codes that regulate the work of any profession that requires the use of animals, as well as the norms that regulate the procedures and authorizations to carry out scientific research on biological diversity.

• To promote because in the investigations that are going to use animals, there is a reasonable probability that these studies contribute to the acquisition of knowledge that will eventually lead to the improvement of the health and well-being of the human species and / or animals.

• Evaluate research projects that will use experimental animals or biological reagents considering the 3 Rs of Russel and Burch: Reduction, Replacement and Refinement.

• Assess whether the benefits of the activities justify the possible negative effects on the animals.

• To promote that the studies concerning living beings and the extractions of tissues from living organisms for research purposes are carried out by qualified personnel and / or under their direct control.

• Ensure that the maintenance and conservation conditions of the animals in terms of the macro and micro environment are defined according to the needs of the species and controlled by a professional related to the veterinary or biological areas.

• Evaluate in academic or research projects, the determination and scientific justification to be taken into account by the professional or professionals to select the WPunto Finar with the animals included in such activities.

• To promote that interventions in animals are carried out without suffering, anguish, fear, discomfort, dexterity and / or stress. If activities cause any of the above effects, therapeutic methods should be used to minimize them if research allows.

• Encourage education and training among teachers, students and researchers in the care and use of animals included in academic or research activities.

• Follow up on investigations that use experimental animals or biological reagents, with special emphasis on procedures with animals.