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 PDF icon Policy on Animal and Compliance concerns - Feb 2018.
  • 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] (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]

See also McGill's Safe Disclosure Policy (also commonly called the whistleblowing policy)


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