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

Label Provision
Pre.1 Preamble
Pre.2 The member States of the Council of Europe, signatory hereto,
Pre.3 Recalling that the aim of the Council of Europe is to achieve a greater unity between its members and that it wishes to co-operate with other States in the protection of live animals used for experimental and other scientific purposes;
Pre.4 Recognising that man has a moral obligation to respect all animals and to have due consideration for their capacity for suffering and memory;
Pre.5 Accepting nevertheless that man in his quest for knowledge, health and safety has a need to use animals where there is a reasonable expectation that the result will be to extend knowledge or be to the overall benefit of man or animal, just as he uses them for food, clothing and as beasts of burden;
Pre.6 Resolved to limit the use of animals for experimental and other scientific purposes, with the aim of replacing such use wherever practical, in particular by seeking alternative measures and encouraging the use of these alternative measures;
Pre.7 Desirous to adopt common provisions in order to protect animals used in those procedures which may possibly cause pain, suffering, distress or lasting harm and to ensure that where unavoidable they shall be kept to a minimum,
Pre.8 Have agreed as follows:
Sect.1 Part I - General principles