RNZSPCA supports PM’s ban on ‘legal highs’ animal testing
RNZSPCA supports PM’s ban on ‘legal highs’ animal
The Royal New Zealand SPCA congratulates Prime
Minister John Key for ruling out animal testing for
“We’re extremely pleased to hear
the Prime Minister’s undertaking this morning to ban
animal testing for ‘legal highs’,” says Ric Odom, CEO
of the Royal New Zealand SPCA.
“As New Zealand’s main
animal welfare organisation, our position has always been
that no animals should be used to test recreational drugs
– so it is heartening to receive firm support for our
position from the Prime Minister.
“However, we would
also like to sound a note of caution: it may be still
possible to get around the Prime Minister’s ban by
importing substances that have already been tested on
animals overseas. We encourage the Government to ensure this
potential loophole is closed in any subsequent amendments to
the Psychoactive Substances
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