Animal Case Studies

Case Studies

The case studies below summarize interesting examples of science fair projects involving animals submitted to the Youth Science Canada National Ethics Committee for review. A brief description of the proposed project is given, along with the ruling given by the Ethics Committee. Some details have been changed in the descriptions so that the original source cannot be identified. The ethical challenges described have not been changed. (downloadable pdf)


  1. Amazing Mice - a cautionary tale
  2. Chicken Feed


  1. Colouring Chick Embryos
  2. Dog Saliva
  3. Fish

2008 and Earlier

  1. Euthanasia - a LEGAL Project
  2. Euthanasia - an ILLEGAL Project
  3. Moccasins