The field of animal testing is strictly regulated by federal legislation. Primarily through the Animal Welfare Act, the Animal Welfare Ordinance and the Animal Experimentation Ordinance. In addition, the cantonal Animal Welfare Act or the cantonal Animal Welfare Ordinance regulates details in the respective cantons.
Depending on the area of animal experimentation, further legal texts are added.
FDHA Ordinance on Training in Animal Husbandry and Handling of Animals regulates specialists` education and training.
The training of animal care takers is regulated in a separate regulation.
In addition, the European Convention for the protection of vertebrate animals used for experimental and other scientific purposes must be respected.