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Monash University say NO to University Studies

August 27, 2009

It may help to set your mind to rest about the true practices of Rutland Manor, to know that the Monash University in Melbourne recently approached me to ask for my assistance in developing a research project on the cognitive behavior in puppies from birth to weaning. They have visited my property on three occasions and we are expecting this project to cover a number of months. The outcomes of the research may be used to frame the federal Code of Practice for the raising of puppies, which is something that has not been done before. It is most unlikely that Monash would have proceeded to work with Rutland Manor if conditions here were as some have claimed. Beverley Manners July 2009.

Rutland Manor is actively participating in University studies which may prove to be helpful in establishing a framework of protocols for National Code of Compliance in the raising of puppies across Australia. Rutland Manor website July 2009

Monash University is not conducting any research at Rutland Manor nor in association with Rutland Manor.

When you brought to our attention the use of Monash University’s name on the website in question the proprietor was contacted.  I noted Monash’s name was removed but the website still refers to “university studies”.  I have undertaking a search of the scientific literature and have found no reference to Rutland Manor and any university studies and therefore cannot verify the claim on the website.

In relation to our scientific license arrangements we are required to submit fieldwork notifications of any scientific procedures conducted at premises other than our own registered facilities.  As no research is being conducted at Rutland Manor there has been no field work notification to the Bureau of Animal Welfare.  The Bureau will only have records of research activities when a request to approve a field work site is submitted.


Dr. Simon Barrett
Research Ethics and Compliance
Monash University Research Office
Monash University

Building 3D, Room 108
Clayton Campus
Wellington Rd
Clayton VIC 3800

4 Comments leave one →
  1. Emma permalink
    August 27, 2009 12:16 pm

    Why are we not surprised!!!!

  2. heike allison permalink
    August 28, 2009 10:27 pm

    Next Bev will find a way to spin this one to her advantage. Wonder if she dares calling Dr. Barrett a fraud???

  3. Charlie permalink
    September 4, 2009 11:20 am

    She is still including the Monash University claim in her information pack that she mails out!!!! Time to stop this woman.

  4. heike allison permalink
    October 28, 2009 7:00 am

    Why is there no name on this so called correspondence?? Who is T and who is Pauleen Bennett?? From what I can see it was only an inquiry from a student as to puppy behavior, not the so called protocals for a National Compliance Code for raising puppies. A one or two time visit is all I can see that this student has allegedly done, no research,no publications in any way shape or form. No recognition by the head of the dept. Dr.Barrett. A phd student would have to have their work publicized in reptuable journals to be valid to graduate. Nice try!!! Lola stop spinning for Bev, you are only making yourself look more ridiculous as time goes on.

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