Animal testing: Approval

Animal experiments may only be carried out by those who have the necessary specialist knowledge.

Animal experiments are only approved if the persons carrying them out demonstrate the necessary specialist knowledge.

Special conditions apply to certain tests, i.e. animal experiments on vertebrate animals, with the exception of tests in accordance with § 8 (7) no. 2 of the Animal Welfare Act, may only be carried out by persons

  • with a university degree in veterinary medicine / medicine or
  • with a degree in natural sciences or
  • who demonstrably have the necessary specialist knowledge on the basis of a completed vocational training,

be in progress.

Animal experiments with surgical interventions on vertebrate animals may only be carried out by persons with a university degree

  • veterinary medicine / medicine or
  • biology - specialising in zoology - if these persons work at universities or other scientific institutions,

be in progress.

The competent authority may allow exceptions if the evidence of the necessary expertise is provided by other means.

  • § 9 Abs. 1 Tierschutzgesetz (TierSchG),
  • Landesverordnung über Verwaltungsgebühren (Allgemeiner Gebührentarif) (Tarifstelle - VwGebV SH.

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  • § 9 Tier SchG
  • VwGebV

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