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Animal Use Decisions


Trading animals

All buyers of animals must be thoroughly briefed by schools on caring for them and, as much as possible, assessed as responsible owners.

Animals must be transported humanely and safely at all times, in accordance with these guidelines.

Department of Education

Department of Education schools must comply with Department policy throughout all trading. See Department of Education policy: Financial Management in Schools Assets and Resources.

Association of Independent Schools of Western Australia

AISWA member schools apply for their individual licence to use animals for scientific purposes. The Principals of each of the licensed schools are ultimately responsible for ensuring that their staff comply with the Animal Welfare Act (2002) and the NHMRC Code of Practice for the care and use of animals for scientific purposes (2004). Hence, AISWA schools that wish to trade their school animals will need to follow or develop their own school policy on trading.

Catholic Education Office of Western Australia

The Catholic Education Office holds both a licence to use and a licence to supply animals for scientific purposes for all CEO schools and agricultural colleges. Under these licences the Principals are ultimately responsible for ensuring that their staffs comply with the Animal Welfare Act (2002) and the NHMRC Code of Practice for the care and use of animals for scientific purposes (2004). Hence, all CEO schools that wish to trade their school animals will need to follow or develop their own school policy on trading.
 

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