Reaction NCad request ministery of EZ

The Netherlands National Committee for the Protection of Animals Used for Scientific Purposes (NCad) has noted with interest the Minister for Agriculture’s request for advice regarding a phase-out timetable for animal procedures. It the view of the NCad, this is a bold and ambitious request that it certainly wishes to pursue. However, the NCad believes that the time frame indicated is extremely tight for developing a detailed phase-out timetable that can count on broad support in the field through input from relevant experts and stakeholders.