Code 656: 10th anniversary of animal testing ban in San Marino

San Marino has set itself as a State at the forefront in Europe and around the world by declaring itself a nation "without vivisection", thanks to Law no.108 of 3 October 2007 prohibiting all forms of animal testing. The series emphasizes the spirit of respect for all animal species and shows puppies free from cages and from laboratory tests: a mouse, a monkey and a cat are ironically placed behind a microscope. On the strips, animals are free to rest, have fun and stay outdoors at the park. Values: n.3 values of €0.95-€1.20- 2.00 in sheets of 12 stamps with a strip on the left hand side of the sheet Printing: 4 colour offset and yellow fluorescent invisible ink by Cartor Security Printing Stamp size: 30x40 mm Perforation: 13 x 13 Print run:30,000 sets Designer: Franco Matticchio