Policies and practices, by species and breed type, related to physical alterations and the use of anaesthetic
Symrise is not involved in animal husbandry, nor do we slaughter any animals ourselves (regarding the supply chain, see 414-2). The dogs and cats held by our Nutrition segment are primarily experts in sensory and behavioral assessment of pet food and care, while fish and shrimp in the Diana Aqua segment are used to assess product performance.
Our dogs and cats receive only treatment for care; no invasive measures are taken. There are no breeding activities. In order to manage our animal population, dogs and cats are castrated or sterilized. The operation is carried out by a veterinarian in accordance with generally accepted practical recommendations regarding anesthesia and analgesic protocols. If one of the animals must undergo a surgical procedure, a painful examination or medical treatment, the attending veterinarian supplies the appropriate narcotic and analgesic treatment. When a product test is completed, fish and shrimp used for product testing in the Diana Aqua business unit are treated as legally required and in accordance with the ethical guidelines of our testing procedures.