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Paragraphs in "European Convention For The Protection Of Vertebrate Animals Used For Experimental And Other Scientific Purposes" coded as IMPL

Label Provision
Art.3 Article 3
Art.3.1x Each Party undertakes to take all the necessary steps to give effect to the provisions of this Convention and to ensure an effective system of control and supervision as soon as possible and in any case within a period of five years from the date of entry into force of the present Convention in respect of that Party.
Art.9 Article 9
Art.9.1 1. Where it is planned to subject an animal to a procedure in which it will or may experience severe pain which is likely to endure, that procedure must be specifically declared and justified to, or specifically authorised by, the responsible authority.
Art.9.2 2. Appropriate legislative and/or administrative measures shall be taken to ensure that no such procedure is carried out unnecessarily. Such measures shall include:
Art.9.2.ax - either specific authorisation by the responsible authority;
Art.9.2.bx - or specific declaration of such procedure to the responsible authority and judicial or administrative action by that authority if it is not satisfied that the procedure is of sufficient importance for meeting the essential needs of man or animal, includ
Art.11 Article 11
Art.11.1 1. At the end of the procedure it shall be decided whether the animal shall be kept alive or killed by a humane method. An animal shall not be kept alive if, even though it has been restored to normal health in all other respects, it is likely to remain in lasting pain or distress.
Art.11.2 2. The decision referred to in paragraph 1 of this article shall be taken by a competent person, in particular a veterinarian, or the person who, in accordance with Article 13, is responsible for, or has performed, the procedure.
Art.11.3 3. Where, at the end of the procedure:
Art.11.3.a a an animal is to be kept alive, it shall receive the care appropriate to its state of health, be placed under the supervision of a veterinarian or other competent person and kept under conditions conforming to the requirements of Article 5. The conditions laid down in this sub-paragraph may, however, be waived where, in the opinion of a veterinarian, the animal would not suffer as a consequence of such exemption;
Art.11.3.b b an animal is not to be kept alive or cannot benefit from the provisions of Article 5 for its well-being, it shall be killed by a humane method as soon as possible.
Art.11.4 4. No animal which has been used in a procedure entailing severe or enduring pain or suffering, irrespective of whether anaesthesia or analgesia was employed, shall be used in a further procedure unless it has returned to good health and well-being and either:
Art.11.4.a a the further procedure is one in which the animal is subject throughout to general anaesthesia which is to be maintained until the animal is killed; or
Art.11.4.b b the further procedure will involve minor interventions only.
Art.12 Article 12
Art.12.1x Notwithstanding the other provisions of this Convention, where it is necessary for the legitimate purposes of the procedure, the responsible authority may allow the animal concerned to be set free provided that it is satisfied that the maximum practicable care has been taken to safeguard the animal's well-being. Procedures that involve setting the animal free shall not be permitted solely for educational or training purposes.
Sect.4 Part IV - Authorisation
Art.13 Article 13
Art.13.1x A procedure for the purposes referred to in Article 2 may be carried out by persons authorised, or under the direct responsibility of a person authorised, or if the experimental or other scientific project concerned is authorised in accordance with the provisions of national legislation. Authorisation shall be granted only to persons deemed to be competent by the responsible authority.
Sect.5 Part V - Breeding or supplying establishments
Art.14 Article 14
Art.14.1x Breeding and supplying establishments shall be registered with the responsible authority subject to the grant of an exemption under Article 21 or Article 22. Such registered establishments shall comply with the requirements of Article 5.
Art.15 Article 15
Art.15.1x The registration provided for in Article 14 shall specifiy the person in charge of the establishment, who shall be competent to administer or arrange for suitable care for animals of the species bred or kept in the establishment.
Art.16 Article 16
Art.16.1 1. Arrangements shall be made at registered breeding establishments to record, in respect of the animals bred there, the number and species of such animals leaving, the dates they leave and the name and address of the recipient.
Art.16.2 2. Arrangements shall be made at registered supplying establishments to record the number and species of such animals entering and leaving, the dates of these movements, from whom the animals concerned were acquired and the name and address of the recipient.
Art.16.3 3. The responsible authority shall prescribe the records which are to be kept and made available to it by the person in charge of the establishments mentioned in paragraphs 1 and 2 of this article. Such records shall be kept for a minimum of three years from the date of the last entry.
Art.18 Article 18
Art.18.1x User establishments shall be registered with or otherwise approved by the responsible authority and shall comply with the conditions laid down in Article 5.
Art.20 Article 20
Art.20.1x In user establishments:
Art.20.1x.a a the person or persons who are administratively responsible for the care of the animals and the functioning of the equipment shall be identified;
Art.20.1x.b b sufficient trained staff shall be provided;
Art.20.1x.c c adequate arrangements shall be made for the provision of veterinary advice and treatment;
Art.20.1x.d d a veterinarian or other competent person should be charged with advisory duties in relation to the well-being of the animals.
Art.21 Article 21
Art.21.1 1. Animals of the species listed below which are for use in procedures shall be acquired directly from or originate from registered breeding establishments, unless a general or special exemption has been obtained under arrangements to be determined by the Party:
Art.21.1.a Mouse
Art.21.1.b Mus musculus
Art.21.1.c Rat
Art.21.1.d Rattus norvegicus
Art.21.1.e Guinea Pig
Art.21.1.f Cavia porcellus
Art.21.1.g Golden hamster
Art.21.1.h Mesocricetus auratus
Art.21.1.i Rabbit
Art.21.1.j Oryctolagus cuniculus
Art.21.1.k Dog
Art.21.1.l Canis familiaris
Art.21.1.m Cat
Art.21.1.n Felis catus
Art.21.1.o Quail
Art.21.1.p Coturnix coturnix
Art.21.2 2. Each Party undertakes to extend the provisions of paragraph 1 of this article to other species, in particular of the order of primates, as soon as there is a reasonable prospect of a sufficient supply of purpose-bred animals of the species concerned.
Art.21.3 3. Straying animals of a domesticated species shall not be used in procedures. A general exemption made under the conditions of paragraph 1 of this article may not extend to stray dogs and cats.
Art.24 Article 24
Art.24.1x Arrangements shall be made at user establishments to maintain records and make them available as required by the responsible authority. In particular, these records shall be sufficient to meet the requirements of Article 27 and, in addition, show the number and species of all animals acquired, from whom they were acquired and their date of arrival.
Sect.7 Part VII - Education and training
Art.29 Article 29
Art.29.1 1. In order to avoid unnecessary repetition of procedures required by law on health and safety, each Party shall, where practicable, recognise the results of procedures carried out in the territory of another Party.
Art.29.2 2. To that end the Parties undertake, where practicable and lawful, to render each other mutual assistance, in particular by furnishing information on their legislation and administrative practice relating to the requirements for procedures to be carried out in support of submissions for registration of products, as well as factual information on procedures carried out in their territory and on authorisation or any other administrative particulars pertaining to these procedures.
Sect.10 Part X - Multilateral consultations