NZAVS educates young New Zealanders about animal testing!

NZAVS educates young New Zealanders about animal testing!

NZAVS Campaign Manager Cressida Wilson visited Ao Tawhiti Unlimited School in Christchurch this morning.

We at NZAVS believe it is very important to educate young New Zealanders about animal testing! We want the next generation of researchers, doctors, veterinarians, nurses, and scientists to have access to information about human-based research models.

Our Campaign Manager Cressida Wilson visited Ao Tawhiti Unlimited in Christchurch this morning with her current foster dog, Stitch, to talk with high school students about what NZAVS do, what awesome new technologies are available for researchers to use, and how they can help!

Cressida was speaking with students about our Out of the Labs campaign and why we think ex-lab animals deserve to be rehabilitated and rehomed. Many of the students asked extremely insightful questions and showed wisdom beyond their years!

Ao Tawhiti Unlimited students got involved by helping us with our Paw Prints for Parliament event by decorating a paw print each — look at the awesome art they created!

These heartfelt messages have made us feel very inspired! If you would like to contribute a paw print to our art installation you can find out more here. We would love to know why all our supporters think that animals should live Out of the Labs!

At NZAVS we are committed to ending animal testing in New Zealand and globally — and as young people are our future we believe letting them know how they can help end vivisection is key to a vivisection-free future!

NZAVS would like to thank Ao Tawhiti Unlimited School for having us! It was awesome getting to meet some young animal-lovers!

If you would like us to visit your school or community group please send us an email at