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Position Statements

SPCA Animals Used in Research and Teaching Activities

SPCA permits 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.

All protocols that include SPCA animals used in research, testing, and teaching activities must be approved by the Chief Scientific Officer and approved by an Animal Ethics Committee prior to commencement.

Our organisation has approval under an animal ethics committee to use SPCA animals for staff training and animal care qualifications.

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