Most of us consider cats and dogs to be members of our family. Yet many people will be shocked to hear that up to one thousand cats and dogs are still used for medical experimentation right here in NSW, with our laws allowing for these animals to be euthanised by an intravenous barbiturate overdose at the end of their ‘use’.
These animals are often born into scientific experimentation and used for research including toxicity testing, inducing and observing infections, and wound healing.
In June 2018 our MP Mark Pearson brought the Right to Release Bill before NSW Parliament, however the bill was declined by the Government on the belief that changes should be passed as regulation rather than legislation.
We won’t stop until we get justice for these animals, that’s why along with our members and supporters, we’re kick starting this campaign again.
Sign our petition and together we can tell NSW Parliament that it’s time to put protecting these animals back on the parliamentary agenda.
Together we’re going to ensure that animals used in research facilities get a second chance at life and must be offered to rescue centres before euthanasia is considered.