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The Council for Animal Ethics is an independent advisory body appointed by the Ministry of Agriculture and Food in collaboration with the Ministry of Fisheries and Coastal Affairs.

The council for animal ethics will:

  • Stay informed and evaluate fundamental ethical aspects of all types of animal husbandry and utilisation of animals, including relations to wild animals.
  • Assess the use of direct and indirect biotechnological principals on animals.
  • Consider ethical aspects of modern breeding and animal husbandry, including conservation of genetic diversity and considerations for biological resources in the wild.
  • Examine the need for altering existing regulations and public administration practices within animal welfare, and advice the Authorities on these matters.
  • Contribute to a running discussion in society about animal ethics, and work to influence the public’s attitudes.

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