NZAVS is a movement. A movement defending animals used in science; a force to be reckoned with.
You are NZAVS. You have the power to make significant changes for animals stuck and tortured in NZ laboratories, day in and day out.
You are the voice for each and every dog, cat, rabbit, rat, mouse, guinea pig, sheep, pig or cow enduring restraints, injections, human-induced illnesses, diseases and death; their freedom is taken away from them, their lives sacrificed for profits and an unwillingness to change.
We need you in our corner for the success of future campaigns for animals. We need you to speak up for animals, sign petitions, share social media posts, send emails, write to the editor and educate your friends and family!
Be part of the movement. Get active for animals!
Only purchase cosmetics and household products that have not been tested on animals (and do not contain animal-derived ingredients).
We’ve made this super easy for you with our Cruelty Free Guide! This promotes beauty, skincare, bodycare and household products that are genuinely cruelty-free and available to purchase in Aotearoa, New Zealand.
You can also sign our Cruelty-Free Pledge today and say no to testing cosmetics and household products on animals!
Make your workplace cruelty-free
Ensure that your workplace uses cruelty-free household products (i.e. soap, cleaner, dishwashing liquid etc.). An awesome cruelty-free and vegan brand that you can encourage your workplace to switch to are WILL & ABLE. You can extend this out further and encourage your gym, local café or other places that you regularly visit to switch to using cruelty-free products too!
Join the ‘Animal Defenders Squad’ - Continuous Animal Action
If you feel strongly about ending animal testing in New Zealand, the best way to help is to commit to regular donations to NZAVS and join the ‘Animal Defenders Squad’. Less admin for us means more funds to end animal testing.
Being an Animal Defender means you are surrounded by passionate, like-minded people who want to see an end to animal testing. You can feel good about making a huge difference for animals, people and science, 24/7.
Make a Donation
As a non-profit, we rely 100% on the public's generosity. The end of animal experimentation is in the hands of caring New Zealanders like you.
No gift is too small, all contributions help to advance science and save animals from needless suffering in research, testing and teaching in New Zealand. Make a donation today!
Leave a Gift to NZAVS in Your Will
Leaving a gift in your will for a cause you care about is about letting your values live on long after you've gone. Your unique fired-up energy in transcendence.
By leaving us a gift in your will, you will join our exclusive legacy circle, the ‘Animals in Science Custodians.’
Be Active Online
Ending animal experimentation starts with educating the public and debunking the myth that animal experimentation is a necessary evil. Get active:
- Sign up for our mailing list, and don’t miss a call to action
- Follow us on Facebook
- Follow us on Instagram
Buy NZAVS Merchandise
Head over to our online shop and our separate Redbubble store to see all the cool merchandise.
This helps us in two ways:
- It acts as a fundraiser. As NZAVS is a non-profit organisation, all of the profits made from our online shop will go towards fuelling our important work and campaigns aimed at ending animal testing in NZ.
- It allows you to promote this important cause and spread our message far and wide!
Sign Up as a Volunteer
Volunteers are the backbone of NZAVS! They are the reason why we can make any positive change for animals and they give us the strength and power that we need to eventually end vivisection in NZ. Whether you can volunteer a little or a lot, we would love to hear from you. Sign up as a volunteer today!
Fundraise for NZAVS
There are many things you can do to help raise funds for animals used in science:
- Organise a mufti day at your school and ask everyone to bring a gold coin donation.
- Organise a quiz night, potluck or other social events where people have to pay to attend.
- Take part in a physical challenge like a marathon and ask your friends and family to sponsor you.
- Organise a raffle, garage sale or vegan sausage sizzle.
- Ask your friends and family to make a donation to NZAVS as your birthday, Christmas or Valentine's gift!
- You could even start your own Givealittle page.
Whatever your fundraising plans are, let us know, and we can help support you!
Make Sure Your Kiwisaver Isn't Funding Animal Testing
The main KiwiSaver plans invest in some of the biggest animal testing companies in the world including Colgate Palmolive, Johnson & Johnson, Procter & Gamble and Unilever. Find out how you ensure that your KiwiSaver isn't funding cruel animal tests here.
Only Donate to Cruelty-Free Charities & Organisations
Avoid supporting charities that support animal-based research such as the Cancer Society or New Zealand Brain Research Institute. Only donate to organisations that you know for sure wouldn’t - like NZAVS!
As you can see, there are many ways that you can help! Speak up and be a voice for animals; tell your family and friends about animal testing and what they can do about it. Wear NZAVS merchandise, spread the message online and offline… however you choose to help, we are grateful to have your support and help in ending animal experimentation in New Zealand Aotearoa.