- Minister for Primary Industries, Fisheries and Rural and Regional Queensland
The Petition of the following individuals points out their concern about the provision of animals from municipal pounds to research institutions.
The use of pound dogs creates a dependence on pet overpopulation and is therefore taking advantage of the human irresponsibility and cruelty necessitating pounds rather than addressing the problem.
Abandoned animals in pounds and shelters have already suffered the fear and distress of losing their carers and familiar territory. Their use in research and teaching is the ultimate betrayal and one that cannot be condoned in a caring society.
The petitioners therefore request that the State of Queensland impose an immediate ban on the provision of lost, unwanted or stray animals by pounds, animal shelters or other organisations or individuals to research centres.
The Ban the provision of pound dogs for research and teaching petition to Minister for Primary Industries, Fisheries and Rural and Regional Queensland was written by Humane Research Australia and is in the category Animal Rights at GoPetition.