Alternatives in the Netherlands
Target images The Netherlands National Committee for the protection of animals used for scientific purposes (NCad)
The NCad achieves visible improvements that are specifically related to the Replacement, Reduction and Refinement (3Rs) of animal procedures and to the associated ethical review in scientific research (including applied scientific research) and teaching. An important activity of the NCad are the development of target images that describe clear transition objectives for various research domains aimed at reducing the use of laboratory animals with equal or better research quality. In the films below you can learn more about the development of three of those target images.