SPCA New Zealand
Advice & welfare

Research into Animal Behaviour

Animals in Research, Testing and Teaching

SPCA advocates for continuous improvement in use of animals in research, testing, and teaching where animal behavioural experiments are used.

SPCA is concerned with the use of animals in behavioural experiments where they are exposed to environments which negatively impact their welfare. SPCA advocates for observation of animals in their normal environment, performing normal behaviour, and consequently obtaining more realistic and useable outcomes.

SPCA opposes the use of animals in research, testing, and teaching where harms from animal behavioural experiments are not minimised.

(See The 3Rs: Replacement, Reduction, Refinement for more information)

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