While cephalopods (including octopuses, cuttlefish, squid, and nautiluses) have been studied for over 100 years, recent initiatives to formalize standards for cephalopod care and use are helping to ensure continued humane treatment and honor the principles of the 3Rs: Replacement, Reduction, and Refinement. OLAW is seeking comment on proposed guidance to Assured institutions on cephalopod care and use. The proposed guidance is now available for public comment through a Request for Information (RFI).
The proposed text can be found here: NOT-OD-23-176
Comments should be submitted online: Submit Here
Comments will be accepted from September 8, 2023 - December 22, 2023