AAALAC International is a private, nonprofit organization that promotes humane treatment of animals in science through a voluntary international accreditation program. AAALAC International has been recognized around the world as a symbol of high quality animal care and use for research, teaching and testing, as well as promoting animal welfare and safety. All animals owned and used for research, teaching and testing by the institution are covered in the accredited program. More than 1000 animal care and use institutions in 47 countries around the world (almost 200 institutions in 12 countries in the Pacific Rim region) have earned AAALAC International accreditation. There are six accredited programs in the Singapore.