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RSPCA Policy E7 Wild animal research

All research or teaching activities which may have an impact on wild animals, including environmental impact surveys, assessment of control methods, observational studies, and trapping for scientific purposes, must be carried out in accordance with the Australian Code of Practice for the Care and Use of Animals for Scientific Purposes, including obtaining prior approval from an Animal Ethics Committee.

See also: Policy Section D – Animals in Research and Teaching

(adopted 08/04/2024)

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Updated on April 24, 2024

RSPCA policies reflect the best available evidence to direct and guide RSPCA and others, to promote and achieve good animal welfare outcomes.

Reference to ‘the RSPCA’ or ‘RSPCA’ in this document means RSPCA Australia and each of the RSPCA Australia member Societies.

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