Posted December 21, 2018 12:23:07Australia is poised to approve $1 billion in animal-breeding research after it was approved by the United Nations’ International Animal Health Committee on Tuesday.
The move is a victory for Australia’s animal husband and wife breeders who say the new research is a major step towards the countrys long-awaited “one-stop-shop” for domestic animals, according to the AP.
The Australian Parliament approved the measure, which will enable the country to begin using more than 200,000 animals in a national animal husband/wife program.
The $1,020 million will be used for breeding research for a range of species, including wild cats, horses, guinea pigs, rabbits, dogs, dogs and cats, according the Department of Agriculture.
The animal husband program is currently managed by the NSW Department of Primary Industries, which oversees research in the state, according AP.
It will be the first program of its kind in the world, with an additional $1 million earmarked for research on other animals.
In 2018, the United States approved $1bn for research in animal care.