Animals (Control of Experiments) Act
Act 9 of 1957
- Commenced on 10 June 1957
- [This is the version of this document at 30 June 2012 and includes any amendments published up to 30 June 2014.]
1. Short titleThis Act may be cited as the Animals (Control of Experiments) Act.
2. InterpretationIn this Act—"animal" means a living vertebrate animal;"experiment" means any experiment performed on an animal and calculated to give pain;"licensee" means a person licensed under section 7.
3. Experiments only to be performed by licensed persons
4. Experiments not to be performed for purposes of attaining manual skillNo licensee shall perform any experiment for the purpose of attaining manual skill.
5. Restriction on performance of experiments for illustration of lecturesNo licensee shall perform any experiment for the purpose of illustrating any lecture at any Hospital, Medial School, College or any other academic institution unless he is the holder of a teaching permit under this Act, and unless the experiment is of a class specified in such permit and is performed in accordance with the terms of such permit.
6. Restrictions upon performances of experiments by licensee
7. Grant of license
9. Special permits
10. Records and inspection
11. ReturnsEvery licensee shall render to the Minister in such form and at such time as may be prescribed such returns as may be required in relation to any experiments performed by him.
13. Revocation of license or permitIt shall be a condition of every licence or permit granted under this Act that such licence or permit may be revoked at any time by the person granting it on his being satisfied that such licence or permit ought to be revoked.
14. PenaltyEvery person who acts in contravention of any of the provisions of this Act or of any condition of any licence or permit granted under this Act shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding one thousand rupees or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months or to both such fine and imprisonment.
15. Restriction on prosecution of licenseeA prosecution under this Act against a licensee shall not be instituted except by or with the consent of the Attorney-General.
History of this document
10 June 1957