|We need monkeys for life saving research to be done.|
The Australian capacity to undertake this research is
under threat from a proposed legislative amendment.
Today is the last day you can put in a submission.
There is a call for submissions to the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Prohibition of Live Imports of Primates for Research). A senate committee will meet on 1 March to go through the submissions, so today (26 Feb) is the last day you can put your submission in.
- Outline of the proposed amendment and all the necessary links to further information, the current submissions and how to make your submission. (Ignore the 18 Jan due date there): www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/Senate/Environment_and_Communications/EPBC_Live_Primates_Bill
- A/Prof James Bourne's 5 Feb video presentation to the Senate committee
- An excellent University of Edinburgh web page, "Animal Research" for proactive education of the community about their use of animals in research. They are on the front foot!
- 16 Feb 2016 AusSMC Briefing: Do we need to use animals in research? Speakers: Doug Hilton, James Bourne, Malcolm France. Link