Animal Welfare Obligations – Are Your Students Using Animals in Classroom Projects?


Posted: 30 January 2019
Notice reference #: 1H9qg_

Both teachers and students can meet their obligations under the Animal Welfare Act by submitting all projects that include animals for approval prior to beginning the project.

Applications are assessed by the Schools' Animal Ethics Committee, which has been set up to help students and teachers meet their obligations under the Act. 

The Committee meets 6 times a year, and will get assessments back in time for your project to begin. Meetings are focused around Science Fairs dates.

Questions About Animal Ethics Approvals?

Contact the Committee directly. We are here to teach students about animal welfare, and ensure that animal welfare standards are upheld during all school projects. We can offer assistance and advice in improving project design, and help teachers and students meet the best outcomes for the animals involved.

We look forward to hearing from you soon.

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Further information

Contact: Vicki Melville

 (021) 838 611