Sending pound dogs to uni halted
LOGAN City Council will suspend the transfer of animals to the University of Queensland's Gatton campus pending a decision by the State Government on the use of pound animals for the training of student vets.
Both the council and the university have been criticised for the practice of allowing live animals to be operated on and then euthanised by students.
Council's acting chief executive Oliver Simon said council understood the Animal Welfare Advisory Committee had provided a number of recommendations to the government about the supply of pound animals for veterinary teaching purposes.
“As yet council has not been briefed by the State Government about these recommendations but is seeking clarification on the Animal Welfare Advisory Committee's recommendations,” he said.
“Council will therefore suspend all transfers to the University of Queensland as of Thursday, January 6, 2011.
“Council is also requesting a meeting with the State Government and the University of Queensland to clarify the situation.”