ETHICS IN ANIMAL USE

 

The comparative anatomy of vertebrates reveals signs of processes occurring throughout evolution. Careful dissection, with respect to ethical precepts, the use of microdissection techniques and photographic documentation, allow for detailed observation of organic structures. Aesthetic care values ​​the peculiarities and intrinsic beauty of different animal organisms and perpetuates in images the beings that were killed in the name of scientific knowledge.

 

In 2008, the brazilian law No. 11784, also called the Arouca Law, was approved, which, together with Decree No. 6899/2009, set out the procedures for the scientific use of animal didactics. Recently, in early 2018, the National Council for Animal Experimentation Control (CONCEA) issued two new normative resolutions with the Animal Euthanasia Directive and prohibiting the use of animals in demonstrative didactic activities.

 

In line with current legislation, LACV has been producing didactic material with the purpose of complementing teaching, reducing the use of animals in classes and providing access to information and distance learning students.