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Call for Members for Two CCAC Subcommittees: Euthanasia and Ferrets
The Canadian Council on Animal Care (CCAC) is forming two new subcommittees of volunteer experts to revise the CCAC guidelines on: euthanasia of animals used in science and the guidelines on ferrets. These opportunities are open to those with expert knowledge of either euthanasia or the care and use of ferrets in science. Both self-nominations and recommendations of suitable candidates are welcome.
Euthanasia Subcommittee: Based on expert interpretation of current scientific evidence, the mandate of this subcommittee is to establish general guidelines (pertinent to all species) that will assist in reviewing and determining procedures for the euthanasia of animals used in science. Consult the terms of reference for more information.
Ferrets Subcommittee: The mandate of this subcommittee is to establish species-specific guidelines, based on expert interpretation of current scientific evidence, to help facilitate improvements in both the care given to ferrets, and to the experimental procedures they are involved in. Consult the terms of reference for more information.
All subcommittee members will be appointed to serve for the duration of the guidelines development process and should be committed to ensuring the steady progress of the guidelines document. Subcommittee members will work through email and videoconference and will be asked to contribute to the drafting and revision of the document.
Please forward the name, contact information, statement of interest, and curriculum vitae of applicants to the CCAC Secretariat at by December 8, 2023.