JOHN COSGROVE Last updated 19:56, May 14 2018 HAMISH McNEILLY Tara Jackson, of the New Zealand Anti-Vivisection Society, says the Government needs to step in help lab animals. Lab rats, dogs and rabbits will continue to die by the thousands in New Zealand after a parliamentary select committee’s decision to not amend the Animal Welfare Act, opponents say.Supporters of a 16,000-strong petition seeking an amendment for a mandatory retirement policy for laboratory animals are upset their submission was rejected.The committee, headed by National MP David Bennett, said there was nothing in the Act to stop research facilities offering animals to rescue centres once the research was completed and it did not consider a mandatory retirement policy was necessary. PETER STOOP A 16,000-strong petition seeking a mandatory retirement policy for laboratory animals has been rejected by a parliamentary select committee. New Zealand Anti Vivisection Society (executive director Tara Jackson said she was outraged by the “lack of understanding and compassion” the committee had shown. ”All we did was ask them to try and set a base line for the rehousing of lab animals, but after reading the report it was shocking to see how misinformed they were.” Jackson said it was is evident the Government needed to step in and at least… Read full this story
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