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Live-Surgery Practicals in Graduate or Veterinary Education
SPCA advocates for the creation and use of educational resources that provide humane alternatives to live-surgery practicals, such as the use of ethically-sourced cadavers and computer software and simulations.
SPCA Animals Used in Research and Teaching Activities
SPCA supports the use of SPCA animals in research and teaching if the activity is part of routine animal care or procedure, or if the activity provides a net benefit to that animal and future SPCA animals.
Supply of Animals
SPCA advocates that breeding, research, teaching, and testing establishments must reduce wastage of animals by national communication, coordination, and improved planning to avoid excessive breeding of animals in surplus to requirements.
Training of Personnel
SPCA advocates that all staff who are involved with the care and use of animals in research, testing, or teaching must receive appropriate, rigorous, and ongoing animal handling, husbandry, and welfare training.
Air Transportation of Companion Animals
SPCA supports the air transportation of companion animals only where this minimises harms to their health, physical and behavioural needs.
Animal Assisted Interventions (AAI)
SPCA supports the involvement of appropriate companion animals in therapy or social support programmes, provided their physical, health, and behavioural needs are met.
Animal Pounds, Shelters, and Rescue Groups
SPCA advocates for all animal pounds, shelters and rescue groups to provide for the physical, health, and behavioural needs of the animals in their care.
Animals Left in Vehicles
SPCA advocates for pet owners to leave their pet at home or in another suitable location on days with warm or very cold weather. Owners must never leave their animal in their vehicle in conditions where the animal may experience distress or harm as a result.
SPCA advocates that birds must only be kept as companions when a person has the knowledge, ability, and means to meet their physical, health, and behavioural needs.
SPCA advocates for all animal boarding establishments to be independently inspected and regulated.