SPCA New Zealand
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Position statements

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  • Breed Specific Legislation (BSL)
    SPCA advocates for the removal of Breed Specific Legislation (BSL) that prohibits or significantly limits the possession of dogs based solely upon their breed or type.
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  • The 3Rs: Replacement, Reduction, and Refinement
    SPCA recognises the internationally accepted ethical principles for the replacement, reduction, or refinement for the use of animals in research, testing, and teaching (the “3 Rs”). While our organisation supports efforts to refine and reduce the use of animals in research and testing, SPCA is committed to and advocates for animals to be replaced in research, testing, and teaching by non-animal alternatives.
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  • Animal Welfare Education
    SPCA advocates for all children in primary and secondary education to receive animal welfare education to help promote to help promote empathy and respect for all living beings, including other people.
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  • Keeping Animals in School Classrooms
    SPCA only supports the keeping of animals for research, testing, and teaching in ways that ensure animals used in research, testing, and teaching have a “Good Life” where they experience positive welfare for the entirety of their life and meet the animals’ physical, health, and behavioural needs.
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  • Dissection of Dead Animals
    SPCA advocates for the use of humane alternatives to animals for classroom dissection.
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  • Ethical Review in Animal Ethics Committees
    SPCA advocates for greater consistency across AECs for how manipulations are graded, guidance on grading of cumulative impacts, and the sharing of information and experiences.
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  • Experiments Causing Pain and Welfare Harms
    SPCA advocates for continuous improvements in minimising the negative impacts on animal welfare from research, testing, and teaching activities that have the potential to cause pain and welfare harms.
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  • Higher / Tertiary Education
    SPCA supports the inclusion of animal welfare science and ethics of animal use components in all higher education or vocational animal-related, farming, and biological science courses.
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  • Genetic Technologies
    SPCA supports the use of genetic technologies to improve the welfare of animals.
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  • Housing and Handling in RTT
    SPCA supports continuous improvements in animal management practices and environments to ensure animals used in research, testing, and teaching have a “Good Life” where they experience positive welfare for the entirety of their life and their physical, health, and behavioural needs are met.
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