The New Zealand Anti-Vivisection Society opposes vivisection on the grounds of medical and scientific fraud.

Vivisection is inhumane and scientifically flawed. NZAVS is the only organisation in New Zealand fighting solely for the total abolition of vivisection. The ethical objections are obvious; therefore we concentrate on scientific anti-vivisectionism. That is, due to the physical and other differences between species, no species can be an accurate model for another.


New Zealand Anti-Vivisection Society (Inc.) was founded in 1978 by Bette Overell. Click the link below to read a more in-depth history of our organisation and learn what you can do to help.


About Vivisection

Vivisection is the practice of animal experimentation. This can include administering drugs, infecting with diseases, poisoning for toxicity testing, brain damaging, maiming, blinding, and other painful and invasive procedures. Click the link below to learn more about vivisection in New Zealand and abroad.


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