If you see or hear something about animals, conditions or procedures that you do not feel comfortable with, do not remain silent.
- Talk to the people around you, the investigator or the technician in charge of the animals. Often it is a matter of not understanding what is being done and why.
- If you are still not satisfied with the explanation, follow the Policy on Animal Welfare and Compliance Concern: Policy on Animal and Compliance Concerns
- If you feel uncomfortable about doing the above or if you feel the answers and/or actions (or lack of) are not acceptable to you, send us an animalcare [at] mcgill [dot] ca (email). Someone will look into it and your identity will remain confidential.
For general information about animal research, please read our pamphlet:
In English: Animal Research pamphlet - English [.pdf]
In French: Animal Research pamphlet - French [.pdf]
McGill's Safe Disclosure Policy (also commonly called the whistleblowing policy):
Safe Disclosure Policy [.pdf]
Thank you for caring and being responsible enough to take steps in ensuring that our subjects are well cared for.