This Christmas we have unleashed our BIGGEST EXPOSÉ… EVER!

For each of the first 12 Days of Christmas, we exposed a new form of cruelty that has been happening at the University of Otago. 

For years, NZAVS has been campaigning for the University of Otago to be kinder to animals. We have repeatedly asked the University of Otago to up its game when it came to animals. They ignored our objections about building a new $50 million animal lab – and in fact, even ignored the objections of their own students. They wouldn’t even make a small step forward, such as ending the killing of animals for dissections.

To top it all off, we recently found out that the University of Otago is the only university in NZ that is continuing to use the notorious Forced Swim Test!

So, it is time to call them to account and publicly expose what actually happens in these experiments that the University of Otago insists on continuing.

On this page you can see all of the many gruesome experiments we have exposed!

To help lighten the mood, we have created our own version of the 12 Days of Christmas song — a positive song about the kind of world that we are creating, together!

On the twelfth day of Christmas…


Take action

  • Share the experiments we have exposed with friends and whānau — the more we can expose these experiments, the better! The easiest way to share these is from our Facebook page. 
  • Sign our petition demanding that the government make long overdue changes to put ending animal experimentation in NZ on the agenda.
  • Download our guide to the top 10 ways you can help end animal testing.  
  • We’ve created a brand new way to help animals this holiday season… our first annual Holiday Gift Guide - Shop now!
  • Help fuel our important work by making a donation
  • Sign the pledge against animal testing!