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Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)

"Whenever an animal is in anyway forced into the service of man, everyone of us must be concerned with the sufferings it has to undergo."   - Albert Schweitzer

Both federal and state regulations require the humane treatment of animals used in research and educational activities. Meeting these requirements is the function of the Hunter College Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee IACUC, the veterinarian, and the Manager of the Hunter College Animal Facility. Quality science requires quality animal care. The IACUC, the Hunter College veterinarian, and the facility manager work together with the researcher to ensure that animal experiments and educational activities are conducted in accordance with the highest scientific, humane, and ethical principles.

All studies involving the use of live animals must be approved by the IACUC. This applies to all vertebrate animals, even those that do not enter the animal facilities and those that may be sacrificed upon arrival. It also includes animal studies performed at other institutions by Hunter faculty and staff.




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