Senate debates

Thursday, 27 February 2020


Animal Welfare

12:04 pm

Photo of Mehreen FaruqiMehreen Faruqi (NSW, Australian Greens) Share this | | Hansard source

I move:

That the Senate—

(a) notes that:

  (i) 3 baboons made a bid for freedom in Sydney this week,

  (ii) the baboons were from a colony bred for use in research,

  (iii) animal testing causes harm and suffering to animals, and

  (iv) the episode has highlighted the community's concern for the welfare of animals used in experimentation and research;

(b) wishes the baboons well; and

(c) calls on the Federal Government to:

  (i) ensure national transparency and accountability in the use of animals in research, and

  (ii) invest in the methods and technology needed to end the use of animals for research purposes.

Question agreed to.