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 and Compliance concerns.
  • If you feel uncomfortable about doing the above or if you feel the answers and/or actions (or lack thereof) are not acceptable to you, send us an animalcare [at] (email). Someone will look into it and your identity will remain confidential. 

Thank you for caring and being responsible enough to take steps in ensuring that our subjects are well cared for.

You can also refer to McGill's Safe Disclosure Policy (commonly known as the whistleblowing policy).