Laws and ordinances

Animal protection law (LPA)

  • Protects animal dignity and ensures animal welfare.
  • Defines conditions to treat all aninals (pets, farm & zoo animals and experimented animals)

Ordinance on animal protection (OPAn)

  • Defines the rules and specifies chapters of the law (allowed and forbidden procedures, education levels, requirements for housing conditions...)

RS 455.1  (866 Ko)

Ordinance on animal exprimentation (OExA)

  • Defines rules for animal experimentation (housing, breeding, monitoring, degrees of severity...) 

RS 455.163  (136 Ko)

Ordinance on education courses for housing and treating animals (OFPAn)

  • Defines contents and duration of courses.


RS 455.109.1  (163 Ko)

Ordinance on numeric managment of animal experimentation (O_SIGEXPA)

  • Defines rules for managing authorization requests and reports.


455.61  (695 Ko)



OSAV: animal experimentation

Animal experimentation

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