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Jul 18 2018
New Animal Welfare Award and Grant Launched by MPI - Is This a Step Forward or Backward?
Today the National Animal Ethics Advisory Committee (NAEAC) has announced that they have created two new awards centred around the 3Rs (a set of pro-vivisection guidelines designed to promote the reduction, refinement and replacement of animals for research, testing and teaching).
Jul 18 2018
Animal Advocacy Hui - The Outcome For Lab Animals
On the 8th June 2018, the new Associate Minister of Agriculture, Hon Meka Whaitiri held a hui for animal advocacy groups and individuals at Manurewa Marae in Auckland.
Jul 10 2018
Thousands of Animals Still Being Used for Research, Testing, and Teaching in NZ.
MPI has just released their latest report on the number of animals used for animal experimentation in NZ.
Jul 04 2018
NZ to Start Encouraging the Re-homing of Ex-Lab Animals!
An exciting announcement means that some lab animals will now be getting a second chance at life.
May 30 2018
Join the NZAVS Committee!
NZAVS are looking for passionate people to join our Committee - Apply now!
May 17 2018
Out of the Labs – Let’s get the facts straight!
We've heard several statements made by MPs or researchers about our campaign that are misleading and don't reflect what we are truly asking for! This means that they are either misinformed, not informed enough or the media has taken what they have said out of context. We wanted to clarify a misleading story that recently aired on national television. '
May 14 2018
MPs Decide Against Giving Thousands of Lab Animals in NZ A Life Outside of a Lab!
The Primary Production Select Committee has made a final decision and released a report stating that they do not support a mandatory retirement policy for ex-lab animals in NZ.
May 10 2018
MPs to decide the fate of thousands of lab animals in NZ
We were on the Breakfast Show today to discuss our Out of the Labs petition and why we urgently need a mandatory retirement policy for ex-lab animals in NZ!
Apr 29 2018
MPs support a Mandatory Retirement Policy for Ex-Lab Animals!
Current and past Animal Welfare Spokespeople for the Green Party show their support for getting animals out of the labs.
Apr 27 2018
Lab animals in NZ urgently need your help!
Our 'Out of the Labs' petition is at its final stage and we need your help to ensure that it's successful!
Apr 11 2018
We're Looking for Ex-Lab Animals and their Adoptive Parents!
If you've adopted an ex-lab animal in NZ, we would love to hear from you.
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.
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Jul 11 2018 - Scientists use more animals for research
Jul 11 2018 - Increase in animals being used for testing and research - report
Jul 5 2018 - MPI says it supports rehoming of lab animals, instead of euthanasia
May 15 2018 - Lab animals' deadly fate: 'Labs don't want people to know
May 14 2018 - Welfare advocates upset lab animal petition fails
May 10 2018 - Calls for companies to be forced to attempt re-homing of lab-tested animals
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