Animal Welfare Committee

Animal Welfare Committee

In accordance with Article 27 of the Protection of Animals used for Scientific Purposes Regulations the Animal Welfare Committee’s terms of reference are as follows:

  • advise the staff dealing with animals on matters related to the welfare of animals, in relation to their acquisition, accommodation, care and use
  • advise the staff on the application of the requirement of replacement, reduction and refinement, and keep it informed of technical and scientific developments concerning the application of that requirement
  • establish and review internal operational processes as regards monitoring, reporting and follow-up in relation to the welfare of animals housed or used in the establishment
  • follow the development and outcome of projects, taking into account the effect on the animals used, and identify and advise as regards elements that further contribute to replacement, reduction and refinement
  • advise on rehoming schemes, including the appropriate socialisation of the animals to be rehomed.

Term of Appointment:
1 January 2023 to 31 December 2023

Composition of the Committee

Professor Louis F Cassar

Dr Gillian Martin
Professor Mario Valentino
Dr Christian Zammit
Dr Trevor Zammit