Become a whistleblower!
What is a whistleblower?
In this context, a whistleblower is a brave individual who is willing to provide us with important information relating to the use of animals for experimentation, often from inside the industry.
Internationally the information obtained by whistleblowers has been vital for exposing horrific abuse in animal labs. Now we want to give people the opportunity to provide us with this information in NZ!
The animal-experimentation industry is well hidden in New Zealand. Animal experiments aren’t done transparently and out in the open; they are instead done behind blackened out windows and high walls. The public gets access to minimal information regarding the use of animals for research, testing and teaching which is a huge problem - we need to know more!
With so much secrecy around the use of animals for research testing and teaching (RTT), in NZ, it is hard to find out vital information about breeding facilities, animal labs and facilities who partake in animal experimentation.
The more the team at NZAVS knows and is aware of, the more we can do to help animals being used for cruel and unscientific experiments.
If you have ever worked in a laboratory or other facility that uses animals for RTT in NZ, or you are a cleaner at one of these facilities, or you end up being inside or learning about a facility in NZ that used animals for RTT for another other reason, you may have been exposed to cruel experiments, mistreatment, or other important information regarding the use of animals for animal experimentation.
In any of these cases, we urge you to let us know what you have seen or heard. We understand that this may not be a comfortable thing for people to do so we are more than happy for people to submit information to us anonymously - you can do this by filling out the form below.