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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!
Apr 12 2017
March Against the Otago Animal Lab for World Day for Lab Animals 2017!
Join NZAVS and James Aspey in marching to stop the new $50 million animal lab at the University of Otago!
Apr 07 2017
Let Animals Live ‘Out of the Labs' - Paw Prints for Parliament event!
We were in Wellington CBD today letting Parliament know that New Zealanders want animals ‘Out of the Labs’.
Mar 26 2017
Out of the Labs Petition - Closing soon!
Our petition to give ex-lab animals a second chance officially has a closing date. We now need your help to make sure we can let them live out of the labs!
Mar 16 2017
NZAVS educates young New Zealanders about animal testing!
NZAVS Campaign Manager Cressida Wilson visited Ao Tawhiti Unlimited School in Christchurch this morning!
Mar 15 2017
Let Parliament Know Why You Want Animals Out of the Labs!
We need you to help us send a message to Parliament! Print out a paw print, say why you want animals 'Out of the Labs!', decorate it however you like and freepost it to us!
Mar 14 2017
NZAVS Membership Renewal time!
People now have just over two weeks to renew their membership with NZAVS before it expires!
Feb 27 2017
Happy Valentine's Day, Otago University! Stop the Otago Animal Lab!
We delivered a Valentine's Day card and presents to Professor Blaikie of the University of Otago. We wanted to remind him of the animals' lives that are at stake if current plans for a new animal lab go ahead. What better day than Valentine's Day to ask the University to 'Have a Heart'?
Jan 09 2017
Welcome to the New NZAVS Website!
We have an updated website for 2017! Be sure to have a look around.
Dec 11 2016
Animal Usage for RTT in NZ on a Decline – FALSE
The recent MPI report is misleading. We want you to know the facts behind the statistics!
ARTICLES OF INTEREST
13 September 2017 - New Report Supports Replacing Animal Tests for Assessing Skin Absorption of Pesticides
29 August 2017 - The Push To Close Animal Cosmetic Testing Loopholes In Australia
25 August 2017 - Illinois Just Passed a Law That Requires Labs to Find Homes for Animals After Testing!
21 August 2017 - "Call to arms" for bioengineers to reduce animal testing
21 August 2017 - Trinity College Dublin’s rise in animal experiments criticised
20 August 2017 - 3D Printed Tumors Made with Cancer Cells May Hold Key to More Effective Treatments
17 August 2017 - Voting in the next election to help end animal experimentation in New Zealand
17 August 2017 - Scientists continue to discover that mice and humans are different
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