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Mar 29 2018
NZAVS and HUHA Present at Parliament to 'Let them Live out of the Labs' for a second time!
We were invited back for a second time to talk to the Primary Production Select Committee about our Out of the Labs petition.
Mar 05 2018
The Body Shop Given the All Clear!
Global cosmetics company, the Body Shop is now officially cruelty-free.
Dec 05 2017
Incredible NZAVS Christmas Raffle to be Won!
Our amazing raffle worth over $850 is up for grabs!!! Find out what great prizes are included and how to get tickets here!
Nov 17 2017
The Six-Foot Rats Gifted to Primary Schools Thanks to LUSH Charity Pot!
Thanks to the generosity of LUSH Cosmetics, NZAVS can gift our children's book, the Six-Foot Rats, to over half of the primary school libraries in Aotearoa!
Nov 13 2017
Guest Speakers Attending The Six-Foot Rats Book Launch Announced!
We have two special guests attending our upcoming book launch to do the first ever live reading of our new book.
Oct 17 2017
RANZCOG Has Now Ended Their Plans to Use Live Sheep!
RANZCOG has now ended their plans to use live sheep to train on at their upcoming conference.
Oct 11 2017
Stop the Otago Animal Lab Campaign Update!
Our Campaign Manager visited Dunedin recently to work on our Stop the Otago Animal Lab campaign! Check out our campaign updates here.
Oct 06 2017
Live Sheep to be Used for Laparoscopic Training During the RANZCOG Annual Scientific Meeting
RANZCOG have planned to use live sheep to train on at their upcoming conference, despite the existence of better and more humane methods.
Sep 24 2017
The Six-Foot Rats Sponsors Announced!
Supportive organisations and individual people from all around the world have sponsored our new kid's book!
Sep 21 2017
Become a NZAVS Animal Advocate!
Help us campaign to end animal experimentation with a monthly gift! As a monthly giver, you will be an NZAVS Animal Advocate (an essential part of the NZAVS family), entitled to exclusive updates, and much, much more! Together we can make a change that benefits both lab animals and human patients!
Aug 24 2017
The Six-Foot Rats - Our New Children’s Book Designed to Educate, Inspire and Help both Animals and Humans!
We're excited to finally tell all of our supporters about the exciting new project that we have been working on!
Jul 26 2017
Animal Testing Would Not Prevent Synthetic Cannabis Deaths
Recent deaths caused by synthetic cannabis use has unfortunately resulted in speculation in the media that these deaths would have been prevented through animal experimentation. This is not the case, due to the many differences between animal species. Read more here.
Jul 19 2017
Moblise! Competition Winners Announced!
The competition to have your artwork feature on the cover of the next issue of our magazine, Mobilise! has ended and we haven chosen our winners!
Jul 17 2017
NZAVS Needs You!
NZAVS are looking for passionate people to join our Committee - Apply now!
Jul 14 2017
NZAVS Present at Parliament to 'Let them Live out of the Labs'
NZAVS headed to the capital to present to the Primary Production Select Committee about the 'Out of the Labs' petition that was recently handed over to parliament.
Jun 13 2017
Could Your Artwork be the New NZAVS Magazine Cover?
We are going to release issue #73 of Mobilise in the beginning of July and we are asking our supporters to design the cover!
May 31 2017
Otago Student Referendum Shows Students Do Not Support the Lab!
The results of the OUSA student referendum are in, and the majority of students don't support the University of Otago spending $50 million on a new animal lab!
May 28 2017
Otago Students, Tell the University How You Feel!!!
The Otago University Students' Association Referendum opens today! Make sure you participate and let the University know it is not cool to secretly allocate $50 million to a new animal lab!
May 26 2017
Physics Professor’s Animal Testing Claims Rejected
What we have to say to Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Prof Richard Blaikie's false claims.
May 26 2017
The New $50 Million Animal Lab at the University of Otago Delayed by Asbestos Find!
Asbestos has been discovered at the new animal lab site! This means the project will be delayed, but will also cost even more money! How much is the University willing to spend on outdated and non-predictive research methods?
May 15 2017
Together we can let animals live 'Out of the Labs'!
Help ex-lab animals by getting involved in the democratic process! Contact your Parliamentary representative and tell them you want to give animals the opportunity to live 'Out of the Labs'!
Apr 27 2017
Out of the Labs Petition Presented at Parliament!
Today NZAVS presented our 'Out of the Labs' petition at Parliament! We have collected over 15,000 signatures on this petition, which asks the government to introduce a mandatory retirement policy for animals used for the purposes of research, testing and teaching, and those used to breed for these fields. Heaps of our supporters, dogs, and even a pony turned up to show their support, and Member of Parliament Mojo Mathers accept the petition on behalf of the government!
Apr 24 2017
World Day for Lab Animals - Time for the world to unite against animal testing and #StopTheOtagoAnimalLab
We now have organisations from all over New Zealand and the rest of the World telling us why they don't want the University of Otago to support the continuation of animal experimentation by building a new $50 million animal lab!
Apr 23 2017
NZAVS Joins Pro Science Rally!
After the #StopTheOtagoAnimalLab march in Dunedin, we decided to join the March for Science New Zealand!
Apr 22 2017
NZAVS Celebrates World Day for Lab Animals by Marching to Stop the Otago Animal Lab!
NZAVS were out in Dunedin today marching against the new $50 million animal lab at the University of Otago! We were even joined by celebrity animal-rights activist James Aspey!
ARTICLES OF INTEREST
Apr 10 2018 - EPA Releases Draft Policy to Reduce Animal Testing for Skin Sensitization
Apr 9 2018 - Scientists fix genetic risk factor for Alzheimer's disease in human brain cells
Mar 14 2018 - “Body on a chip” could improve drug evaluation
Jan 25 2018 - Switzerland, Germany to set up alternatives to animal testing centres
Jan 11 2018 - Bill banning tax dollars for animal research passes first test
Oct 23 2017 - Vivisection Protesters Stop Surgical Class Using Sheep
Oct 19 2017 - 30 Ways Campaigners Changed Aotearoa for the Better
Oct 8 2017 - Why should you be against animal testing?
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