SPCA New Zealand
Advice & welfare

Genetic Technologies (Farmed)

Farmed Animals

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’ physical, health, and behavioural needs are better met (such as achieving polled cattle through genetic editing).

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 impact on animal welfare before implementation.

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