The Animal as a Sentient Being - The Stiftung für das Tier im Recht addresses the legal situation in Switzerland
ALN World is a US magazine featuring the latest technology, products, and equipment used in animal laboratories. Its current edition contains an article called "The Animal as a Sentient Being" from Helen Kelly, which deals with the legal situation of animal research in several European countries. The article focuses especially on the sentience and dignity of animals.
Switzerland is the only country in the world that acknowledges the dignity of animals as a constitutional principle. Furthermore, Switzerland prosecutes people who disrespect the dignity of animals.
The Stiftung für das Tier im Recht was able to provide the author with all legal information concerning Switzerland. Read the whole article here.