SPCA New Zealand
Advice & welfare

Genetic Technologies

Animals in Research, Testing, and Teaching

SPCA supports the use of genetic technologies to improve the welfare of animals.

SPCA supports the use of genetic technologies that may lead to improvements in animal welfare so that animals’ behavioural, nutritional, and health needs are better met.

SPCA opposes the use of genetic technologies that are likely to cause a net negative welfare impact to the genetically edited animals or animals involved in their production. All proposed genetic technologies involving animals should undergo robust evaluation of that impact on animal welfare before implementation.

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