"We never say anything that we can't back up with a good argument and as much evidence as is available," Dr Bidda Jones - RSPCA Australia Chief Scientist.
Animal welfare science is about using scientific principles and research to determine the impact of our actions on animals, be they farm animals, companion animals or wildlife.
The importance of science in influencing Government decisions and policies has increased and so has the RSPCA's role in this process.
RSPCA Australia uses peer reviewed scientific research to inform our policies, positions and campaigns. We also produce a quarterly Science Update to highlight new published scientific papers that help contribute to our understanding of animal welfare.
We now have five scientists on our books, headed by the RSPCA's Chief Scientist, Dr Bidda Jones.