ASAB has a long-standing concern for the treatment of animals in research and teaching. We believe that it is our responsibility to minimise any possible suffering and to support the conservation of the animals we study.

Who's on the Ethics Committee? →

What we do

  • Promote the ethical treatment of animal subjects used in research.
  • Advise ASAB Council and members on ethical issues which affect them in the process of designing and conducting ethological research.
  • Advise the scientific and teaching community on current best practice with respect to the treatment of animals used in research and teaching.
  • Ethically review scientific papers submitted to the journal Animal Behaviour.


Guidelines for the use of animals
Key references
Links to other sources of information