SPCA New Zealand
Advice & welfare

Patenting

Animals in Research, Testing and Teaching

SPCA opposes the patenting of animals where this leads to negative impacts on their welfare.

Patenting animals may encourage the view that animals are merely laboratory tools rather than sentient beings capable of suffering, which can undermine efforts to safeguard their welfare.

(See Animal Sentience for more information)

(See Genetic Technologies for more information)

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