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					                           Animal Welfare
                         Resources and Links
The Australian Commonwealth and State governments have signed off on
the Australian Animal Welfare Strategy and this is currently being implements.
Humaneness in control of pest and wild animals is a major theme of this

Queensland Schools Animal Ethics Committee (QSAEC) does not have its
own website. Just go to these websites:
     Education Queensland website, search Animal Ethics
     Queensland Catholic Education Commission website, search Animal

The Queensland Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries have a
large range of really useful resource materials ranging from pamphlets and
books to DVDs and kits on animal ethics, animal welfare and bio-security
QDPI&F contact details:
        DPI Call Centre: 13 25 23

The Queensland Department of Natural Resources and Water has a
website where materials, useful to teachers, are detailed. The Services and
Resources section of their website includes a wide range of materials on pest
management and feral animals. Many of these resources are also available
from the NRW Service Centres located all around Queensland.
Contact details:

The Environmental Protection Agency/Queensland Parks and Wildlife
Service (EPA) has a great website with a great range of useful information
and links. If permits in regard to wildlife are required this is the agency to work
Contact details:

ANZCCART – Australian and New Zealand Council for the Care of
Animals in Research and Teaching, Department of Environmental Biology,
Adelaide University, Adelaide, South Australia 5005

RSPCA Queensland has available for booking at schools, The EMU - animal
care education on wheels. This is an excellent P to 12 educational facility
worth investigating to bring out to your school site.
Contact details:
      Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Qld
      301 Fairfield Road, Fairfield Q 4103
      PO Box 6177, Fairfield Gardens Q 4103
      Phone: (07) 3426 9952
      Fax: (07) 3848 1178

RSPCA in the United Kingdom have quite a bit of material about the five

PetPEP – Pets & People Education Program, an initiative of the Australian
Veterinary Association Ltd, is a popular resource for primary students to learn
about pets that can be adapted for all subject areas and all year levels.
Contact details:
       Australian Veterinary Association Ltd
       Phone: (02) 9411 2733

Pet Net has a good site sponsored by the Pet Care Information and Advisory

Statistical websites and links

ABS Agriculture and Rural Statistics – comprehensive links page

The Meat & Livestock Australia Limited website has a range of information
and economic data for students and teachers to explore.
Contact details:
      Postal Address: Locked Bag 991, North Sydney NSW 2059
      Free Phone: 1800 023 100
      Fax: (02) 94639393

Resource materials are available from Animals Australia, a non-profit
organisation that promotes animal rights and welfare.
Contact details:
      Animals Australia
      37 O’Connell Street, Melbourne Vic 3051
      Phone: (03) 9329 6333
      Fax: (03) 9329 6441
TEACHkind offers humane education materials as well as a range of
resources information packs, videos and DVDs for P-12.
Contact details:

The Animal Welfare League has a range of materials on the care of animals
and useful links.
Contact details:
      Phone: (02) 9826 1555

Landlearn (Victorian Department of Primary Industries) has a wonderful
range of resources and teaching ideas.
Landlearn contact details:
      Phone: (03) 5833 5366 or 9296 4609

CSIRO Education Queensland has a great range of innovative and
engaging science-based involvements and ideas for students and teachers.
The CSIRO Science Education Centre (CSIROSEC) is located at 120 Meiers
Road, Indooroopilly Q 4068.
Contact details:

‘Get into Genes’ is an interactive biotechnology education program for
secondary students (Years 9 to 12) and teachers that highlights the latest
technologies and techniques used in molecular plant breeding programs.
Bookings are taken for Wednesdays and Thursday of Terms 1 and 2.
Contact details:
       University of Adelaide’s Waite Campus, Hartley Grove, Urrbrae
       Plant Genomics Centre Reception: Phone: (08) 8303 7182
       Fax: (08) 8303 7102

A number of Queensland Local Authorities have sites about responsible pet
      Logan City Council Website:
      Brisbane City Council Website:

DPI Victoria has a range of animal welfare material on their website:

Material on responsible pet ownership can be found on this website:

The Australian Government’s Department of Environment and Heritage
has an article on responsible pet ownership highlighting the impacts on
wildlife of irresponsible pet ownership

University of Queensland’s animal welfare research centre:

Monash University’s animal welfare research centre:

New Zealand’s Massey University’s Animal Welfare and Bioethics Centre:

OIE, the World Organisation for Animal Health, coordinate an international
perspective to animal welfare including the humane farming of animals.

Australian and New Zealand Council for the Care of Animals in Research and

National Health and Medical Research Council, Australian Code of Practice
for the Care and Use of Animals for Scientific Purposes, 7th Edition 2004
       Every school library should contain a copy of this Code. It is the
       essential reference for any teachers who are or are intending to
       work with animals in a school setting. This document is available
       through National Mailing and Marketing on 1800 020 103 (toll free)
       or via the NHMRC website:

Standing Committee on Agriculture, Animal Health Committee: Model Code
of Practice for the Welfare of Animals (known as the SCARM Codes)
These Model Codes of Practice are available:
      The Pig
      The Domestic Fowl
      Road Transport of Livestock
      Rail Transport of Livestock
      Air Transport of Livestock
      Livestock and Poultry at Slaughtering Establishments
      Sea Transport of Livestock
      Animals in Saleyards
      The Goat
      The Sheep
      Intensive Husbandry of Rabbits (revised)
      The Farming of Deer
      Destruction or Capture, Handling & Marketing of Feral Livestock Animals
       Every school that has animals on their school site and as part of
       their educational programs should have copies of the SCARM
       Codes relevant to the animals on their site. These Codes are
       produced on behalf of the Primary Industries Ministerial Council
       and published and available from CSIRO Publications:
       Phone: (03) 418 7217

Resources available from Queensland Government Natural Resources and
     NRM Facts - Pest Series: Declared Animals of Queensland
     Vertebrate Pest Manual: A Guide to Pest Animal Management in
     Understanding Pets and Pests
     Pest Patrol Activity Book with Teachers’ Resource Guide
     Queensland Pest Animal Strategy 2002 -2006
     Feral Pigs in Queensland – Pest Status Review Series – Land
     Queensland Pest Animal Strategies: Feral Pigs
     Queensland Pest Animal Strategies: Rabbits
     Queensland Pest Animal Strategies: Wild Dogs
     Vertebrate Pests in Queensland: Vertebrate Pests of Built-up Areas –
       Pest Status Review Series – Land Protection
Information on pest animals is available from these websites:
NRW website:
QDPI&F website:
Invasive Animal Cooperative Research Centre website:

The Department of Natural Resources and Water also has available a range
of newspaper articles on animal welfare and ethical issues that teachers will
find useful for classroom discussions. Contact
These resource materials are available from:
       Queensland Department of Natural Resources and Water

Euthanasia of Animals Used for Scientific Purposes, J.S. Reilly,
ANZCCART, Second Edition 2001ISBN: 0 9586821 4 3
     Available from the Australian and New Zealand Council for the
     Care of Animals in Research and Teaching (ANZCCART),
     Department of Environmental Biology, Adelaide University,
     Adelaide, South Australia 5005
     Phone: (08)8303 7586/7585
     Fax: (08) 8303 7587

Preston, Noel. Understanding Ethics, 2nd Edition. 2001. The Federation
Press. ISBN: 1 86287 396 8
This is an excellent publication that should be in all school libraries, to give an
understanding of the relatively new area of ethics and their implications in our
increasingly complex day-to-day life.
Available from:
       The Federation Press
       PO Box 45, Annandale NSW 2038
       Phone: (02) 9552 2200
       Fax: (02) 9552 1681

Cohen, M.101 Ethical Dilemmas. ISBN 041526127.

Freakley, M. & Burgh, G. Engaging with Ethics: Ethical Inquiry for
Teachers. ISBN 1876633158.

M Thompson. Ethical Theory. ISBN 0340883448.

K Healey (ed), Spinney. Ethics (Issue for the 90’s Series). ISBN 1857682414.

Newman, L. & Pottnitz, L. Ethics in Action: Introducing the Ethical
Response Cycle. ISBN 1875890599.

Childs, J. Faith, Formation & Decision ethics in the Community of
Promise. ISBN 0800625005.

Covey, S. & Merrill, R. First things First. ISBN 0671712837.

Fasoli, L. & Woodrow C. Getting Ethical. ISBN 0863230262.

Robinson, D. & Garratt, C. Introducing Ethics. ISBN 1840460776.

Walker, J. Making Moral Decisions. ISBN 0340802030.

Stonehouse, A. Our Code of Ethics at Work. ISBN 1875890378.

Vardy, P. The Puzzle of Ethics. ISBN 0006277012.

Gilligan, B. Searching for Justice. ISBN 1863717706.

Bax, A. Raising Native Frogs, RANA Frog Group Inc.

Casey, K. Attracting Frogs to Your Garden: creating an ideal habitat for
native frogs in your own backyard.

Animal Welfare Centre

Animal Rights Resource Site

Australian Association for Humane Research:

National Agricultural statistics Service (USA)

United Nations Food and Agricultural Organisation

Biological Farmers of Australia