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Guinea Pigs Experience Hypothermia, Drills In Heads, In Otago Experiment

Thursday, 9 December 2021, 9:05 am | NZ Anti-Vivisection Society

Yet another experiment is being exposed at the University of Otago by a scientific watchdog. This time, Guinea Pigs were subjected to hypothermia and had holes drilled into their heads to damage their inner ears. The New Zealand Anti-Vivisection Society ... More >>

Hard Questions Remain For Openness Conference For Animals

Tuesday, 27 July 2021, 3:10 pm | NZ Anti-Vivisection Society

How open should researchers be with what they do to animals in experiments? That’s the question being discussed at a conference on openness in animal research. The conference is being hosted by the Australian and New Zealand Council for the Care ... More >>

Report On Animals In Science Reveals ‘disappointing’ Lack Of Progress

Friday, 16 April 2021, 9:17 am | NZ Anti-Vivisection Society

  The Ministry for Primary Industries has released a report on the use of animals in science in 2019 . Critics have labelled the results ‘disappointing’ and cite the report as evidence that the current system needs to be thrown out. Tara ... More >>

Winners Of The Cruelty Free NZ Awards 2020 Announced

Friday, 25 September 2020, 8:52 am | NZ Anti-Vivisection Society

The first-ever winners of the Cruelty Free NZ Awards have been announced with cruelty-free brands Kester Black, the Bonbon Factory and Aleph Beauty receiving first, second and third place. This new annual awards programme has been set up by the New Zealand ... More >>

'Groundbreaking' Campaign Launches To Tackle Animal Experimentation In NZ

Monday, 3 August 2020, 9:15 am | NZ Anti-Vivisection Society

  The New Zealand Anti-Vivisection Society (NZAVS) is pushing for sweeping changes that could spell the end of animal testing and other harmful uses of animals in science. The group is launching a petition today that calls on the government ... More >>

Children's Book Launched Today to Help End Animal Testing

Saturday, 18 November 2017, 3:17 pm | NZ Anti-Vivisection Society

The New Zealand Anti-Vivisection Society (NZAVS) are officially launching their new anti-animal experimentation themed children’s book today, which they have produced with Christchurch artist, Rebecca Gibbs. More >>

New Kids Book Being Launched to Help End NZ Animal Testing

Tuesday, 14 November 2017, 1:33 pm | NZ Anti-Vivisection Society

The New Zealand Anti-Vivisection Society (NZAVS) is launching a new children’s book that they are producing with Christchurch artist, Rebecca Gibbs to create a storybook that introduces children to the scientific invalidity of animal-based research ... More >>

Animal Testing Would Not Prevent Synthetic Cannabis Deaths

Wednesday, 26 July 2017, 12:52 pm | NZ Anti-Vivisection Society

In relation to the recent deaths in Auckland caused by synthetic cannabis use, Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne has stated that ‘…the testing regime is now in place, but it is not functional because the Government banned the use of animal testing ... More >>

Physics Professor’s Animal Testing Claims Rejected

Friday, 26 May 2017, 3:36 pm | NZ Anti-Vivisection Society

Otago University Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Prof Richard Blaikie, has publicly claimed that “…research using animal models has played a vital part in nearly every medical breakthrough over the past few decades and has saved hundreds of millions of lives ... More >>

Out of the Labs petition handover

Thursday, 27 April 2017, 12:28 pm | NZ Anti-Vivisection Society

The New Zealand Anti-Vivisection Society (NZAVS) and Helping You Help Animals (HUHA) presented their ‘Out of the Labs’ petition to Greens MP Mojo Mathers at Parliament today. More >>

Not a Happy Valentine’s for Otago Lab Animals

Tuesday, 14 February 2017, 11:16 am | NZ Anti-Vivisection Society

The New Zealand Anti-Vivisection Society (NZAVS) presented Professor Richard Blaikie of the University of Otago with an oversized card and presents for Valentine’s day. After these gifts weren't collected by Prof. Blaikie, they were left outside ... More >>

New report on animal research, testing & teaching in NZ

Monday, 12 December 2016, 4:05 pm | NZ Anti-Vivisection Society

Today the 2015 figures on the animals used for research, testing and teaching (RTT) were released by the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI). More >>

University of Otago quickly evidence of new animal lab

Thursday, 27 October 2016, 3:32 pm | NZ Anti-Vivisection Society

This morning the New Zealand Anti-Vivisection Society(NZAVS), hung 11,358 cardboard hearts outside where the University of Otago’s new $50 million animal lab is being built. More >>

39% Increase in Animals Used for Experiments in NZ

Tuesday, 16 February 2016, 1:47 pm | NZ Anti-Vivisection Society

The New Zealand Anti-Vivisection Society (NZAVS) has condemned a surge in animal use for research, testing and teaching shown in information just released. The total number of animals used in 2014 was 310 287, an increase of 38.5% from 2013. The figures, ... More >>

NZ Society Wins Global Award For Fighting Animal Testing

Friday, 21 November 2014, 2:00 pm | NZ Anti-Vivisection Society

New Zealand banning animal testing of legal highs has been acknowledged with an award given in London. The New Zealand Anti-Vivisection Society (NZAVS) was awarded the 2014 LUSH Prize for lobbying against animal testing. The prize was given at the ... More >>

Animal Research Failing – So Do More Animal Research?

Thursday, 18 September 2014, 12:24 pm | NZ Anti-Vivisection Society

Victoria University of Wellington is about to host a lecture on why the success rates of pharmaceutical development is so low and what can be done about it. The New Zealand Anti-Vivisection Society (NZAVS) welcomes discussion on this important ... More >>

Brian May Supports NZ Ban on Cosmetics Animal Testing

Friday, 5 September 2014, 2:06 pm | NZ Anti-Vivisection Society

QUEEN Legend Brian May Supports New Zealand Ban on Cosmetics Animal Testing AUCKLAND (5 September 2014) — Rock guitar legend and founder of the Save Me Trust, Brian May, took time out from his Queen tour in Auckland, to urge New Zealand to help end ... More >>

Actor Sam Bunkall Supports Cruelty-Free Campaign

Tuesday, 12 August 2014, 9:18 am | NZ Anti-Vivisection Society

WELLINGTON (12 Aug 2014) — Sam Bunkall from TVNZ’s Shortland Street wants New Zealand to play its part in ending the global suffering of animals used to test cosmetics, by introducing a complete test and sales ban. The actor and animal advocate is supporting ... More >>

New Hope for Lab Animals

Saturday, 9 August 2014, 11:32 am | NZ Anti-Vivisection Society

A campaign to require the re-homing of animals used in laboratories has been launched this week. The “Out Of The Labs” campaign is a joint effort from HUHA (Helping You Help Animals) and NZAVS (New Zealand Anti-Vivisection Society). Currently the ... More >>

Action Needed Now to End Animal Testing of Cosmetics

Thursday, 26 June 2014, 4:08 pm | NZ Anti-Vivisection Society

Effective Action Needed Now to End Animal Testing of Cosmetics The National Party members of the Primary Production Committee today rejected a ban on animal testing of cosmetics being carried out in New Zealand. A need for more time to consider it ... More >>