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Animal Life And Death In NZ Science Turns On The Roll Of The Dice!

Tuesday, 14 May 2024, 6:30 pm | NZ Anti-Vivisection Society

In New Zealand, national statistics on animals used for science and animals killed for science have been published by the Ministry for Primary Industries for nearly a decade. Since 2019, these reports have included data on the number of animals "bred ... More >>

Auckland Rat Lovers Unite!

Wednesday, 24 April 2024, 11:26 am | NZ Anti-Vivisection Society

On World Day for Animals in Labs, NZAVS is launching a new program to rehome rats bred or used for science with the University of Auckland. More >>

Christmas Comes Early For Animals Used For Science - Leading Crown Research Institute Prohibits The Use Of Cruel Test

Wednesday, 20 December 2023, 9:34 am | NZ Anti-Vivisection Society

In a groundbreaking move for ethical research, a prominent crown research institute in Aotearoa, AgResearch has become the first institution in the country to prohibit the use of the Forced Swim Test. This momentous decision marks a significant step ... More >>

Guinea Pigs Given 'P' In NZ Experiment

Thursday, 13 July 2023, 6:20 pm | NZ Anti-Vivisection Society

Scientific watchdogs are ringing the alarm after learning that researchers in New Zealand have used guinea pigs in multiple gruesome experiments, including injecting them with methamphetamine. The New Zealand Anti-Vivisection Society (NZAVS) has conducted ... More >>

NZ Universities Receive Praise From Thousands Of Kiwis #againstanimaltesting

Thursday, 20 April 2023, 12:04 pm | NZ Anti-Vivisection Society

Today NZ Universities across the country have received a 'Thank you card' signed by thousands of New Zealanders, commending these institutes on exercising their power to steer clear of the Forced Swim Test. The 'Thank you card' arranged by NZAVS (The ... More >>

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 >>





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