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Republic of San Marino Abolishes Animal Testing


May 2008

The Republic of San Marino, an independent state within central Italy and a member of the United Nations and the Council of Europe, has become the first nation to formally abolish animal experimentation.

Following a proposal made by the Italian anti-vivisectionist Dr Stefano Cagno, Massimo Tettemanti and Marina Berati, supported by the San Marino Animal Protection Society, a motion to abolish all animal experiments was submitted to the 60 members of the Great and General Council (the national parliament of San Marino) in September 2007, and adopted by them by a large majority. It is therefore now forbidden by law to experiment on animals in the Republic of San Marino.

Sources:

Swiss Association for the Abolition of Vivisection

Aktionsgemeinschaft gegen Tierversuche Ffm. Int., Frankfurt/Main, Germany

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