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Where an animal has become so sick, diseased or injured that recovery is unlikely or undesirable on humane grounds, euthanasia must be arranged with a local veterinarian.
Students are permitted to watch a post-mortem of an animal provided there is no disease risk posed.
Rats may be sold to other schools or appropriate homes. It is not acceptable to kill animals as a form of disposal if too many animals have been bred.
The breeding of rats for the purpose of dissection is not permitted.
Frozen or preserved rats may be purchased from biological suppliers for the purpose of dissection.
Carcases must be disposed of in accordance with local council regulations.