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Recent changes in Taiwan animal testing laws

2016.05.27

AUTHORS:
Ting, Master of Laws Candidate, Hitotsubashi University (Japan).
Moe Honjo. Doctoral Candidate Hitotsubashi University (Japan). Asia's Legal Rapporteur for dA web Center

TITLE: RECENT CHANGES IN TAIWAN ANIMAL TESTING LAWS

PUBLICATION DATE: Mai 2016
PUBLICATION PLACE: dA web Center

ABSTRACT

Responding to significant changes in consumers’ demand and concern regarding safety of chemicals and protection of animal, cosmetic regulation has been amended all over the world. One of the significant global trend of amendments is regulation regarding animal testing for cosmetics (hereafter cosmetic animal testing) and Taiwan is not an exception.
This report does not provide a big picture of animal testing law in Taiwan, but only provides information regarding some sign of changes in Taiwan regarding animal testing regulation. Taiwan introduced a bill to ban animal testing of cosmetics in 2014, and several regulations has been amended to protect laboratory animals in general. According to Professor. Li of National Taipei University who devoted himself into development of Taiwan animal law, the enforcement issue remains to realize animal protection in Taiwan. However, this report explains what changes we can witness from wording of law as the attempt of making improvement is worth noting. Part 2 analyzes a bill to ban cosmetic animal testing. In part 3, Ting translates the 2013 revision of Regulation for Establishing and Management of The Animal Care and Usage Committee/Panel (實驗動物照護及使用委員會或小組設置及管理辦法), and analyzes the revision in part 4. Part 5 concludes this report.

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