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Revised draft A Guide to the Use of Australian Native Mammals in Biomedical Sciences submission

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B. Please provide contact details

Personal information provided, e.g. contact details, will only be used for the purposes of developing resources relevant to this consultation document and will not be disclosed outside of members of NHMRC staff and NHMRC Committees. Such Information will not be used or disclosed for any other purpose, without prior written consent.

Organisation Name: 
Sentient, The Veterinary Institute for Animal Ethics
E. Specific comments
Specific comments: 
Macropodids

We disagree with the use of cervical dislocation by a sharp blow to the base of the skull as an acceptable form of humane killing. Experimental protocols should not be approved by ethics committees if anaesthesia may impact on the results, because the highest priority should be protecting animals from pain and suffering.

 

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