Transportation Support Statement

AALAS recognizes the vital role of live animals in research, and supports animal based research as a legitimate, necessary, and socially responsible activity. AALAS also recognizes that scientific and medical knowledge developed through animal research has saved countless lives, has improved human and animal health, and has alleviated pain and suffering. Domestic and international transport of animals is essential to maintaining progress toward advances in human and animal health. Research animal transportation is conducted under highly supervised conditions, in accordance with strict, accepted standards, and in compliance with a variety of government regulations. Transport by experienced and licensed animal couriers ensures the safe and appropriate handling of animals.

AALAS supports the continued transportation of live animals for research purposes in accord with the aforementioned standards and regulations.

Approved by the AALAS Board of Trustees on October 17, 2014.