1. All ani­mals have an intrinsic va­lue, i.e. their wel­fa­re and well­being should be pro­tec­ted not be­cau­se they have a re­li­gious, so­ci­al, fi­nan­ci­al or any other sta­tus, but be­cau­se they are ani­mals.
  2. Fol­lo­wing the the­o­ry of mo­de­ra­te bi­o­cen­trism ani­mals de­ser­ve pro­tec­tion of their wel­fa­re and well­being ac­cor­ding to their po­si­ti­on with the sca­la na­tu­rae, i.e. hig­her de­ve­lo­ped ani­mals need stron­ger pro­tec­tion than lo­wer de­ve­lo­ped ani­mals.
  3. The use of ani­mals in ex­pe­ri­men­tal re­search should be avo­i­ded, whe­re ever it is pos­sib­le (Re­pla­ce­ment).
  4. If ani­mal re­search is ne­cessa­ry, as less ani­mals as pos­sib­le should be used (Re­duc­tion).
  5. Using ani­mals for ne­cessa­ry ex­pe­ri­men­tal re­search should only be per­for­med un­der high qua­li­ty stan­dards i.e. op­ti­mal me­thods, espe­ci­al­ly avo­i­ding un­ne­cessa­ry pain (Re­fi­ne­ment).
  6. For ani­mal ex­pe­ri­ments with the ex­pec­ta­ti­on of se­ve­re suf­fe­ring or pain hu­ma­ne end­points need to be de­fi­ned in advan­ce.
  7. Per­sons using ani­mals in ex­pe­ri­men­tal re­search take over the respo­nsi­bi­li­ty for the wel­fa­re and well­being of their ani­mals (Responsibility).
  8. Only per­sons with ade­qua­te trai­ning are al­lo­wed to per­form or par­ti­ci­pa­te ani­mal ex­pe­ri­ments.
  9. Ani­mal ex­pe­ri­ments must be ethi­cal­ly jus­ti­fied by the re­spon­sib­le re­sear­cher as well as by an ethi­cal re­view com­mit­tee re­spec­ting the re­gi­o­nal le­gis­la­ti­on, re­li­gi­on and mo­ral.
  10. Re­sults of ani­mal ex­pe­ri­ments need to be pub­lis­hed whene­ver pos­sib­le in or­der to avo­id un­ne­cessa­ry further ex­pe­ri­ments in other coun­tries