World Day for Laboratory Animals
Today (April 24) marks World Day for Laboratory Animals – an international day of commemoration for animals in laboratories.
Cat Protection does not claim expertise in human medical research, but we do know that animals are sentient, deserve protection and respect, and to be given the chance to live their best life.
Research using animals is frequently cruel, frequently unnecessary, and rarely helpful to humans.
Cat Protection has a long history of opposition to needless experimentation and testing on animals and recently made a submission to the NSW Legislative Council’s Health Inquiry into the use of primates and other animals in medical research in New South Wales.
Members will also remember the Spring 2020 Cat Affairs article by Robyn Kirby from Humane Research Australia (HRA) about the hidden horror of cats in Australian research and also shared the story of ex-lab cat Leo released from a testing facility and now happily living with a foster family.
Cat Protection is committed not just to promoting and improving feline welfare but also advocating for the humane treatment of all animals.
Cat Protection’s submission to NSW Legislative Council Portfolio Committee No 2 – Health Inquiry into the use of primates and other animals in medical research in New South Wales can be read here
Click here to go to the Parliament of NSW website to follow the Inquiry into the use of primates and other animals in medical research in New South Wales and get updates on hearings and submissions
Click here to go to the World Day for Laboratory Animals website to learn more about the day and how you can get involved.