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May 15 2017
Together we can let animals live 'Out of the Labs'!
Help ex-lab animals by getting involved in the democratic process! Contact your Parliamentary representative and tell them you want to give animals the opportunity to live 'Out of the Labs'!
Apr 27 2017
Out of the Labs Petition Presented at Parliament!
Today NZAVS presented our 'Out of the Labs' petition at Parliament! We have collected over 15,000 signatures on this petition, which asks the government to introduce a mandatory retirement policy for animals used for the purposes of research, testing and teaching, and those used to breed for these fields. Heaps of our supporters, dogs, and even a pony turned up to show their support, and Member of Parliament Mojo Mathers accept the petition on behalf of the government!
Apr 24 2017
World Day for Lab Animals - Time for the world to unite against animal testing and #StopTheOtagoAnimalLab
We now have organisations from all over New Zealand and the rest of the World telling us why they don't want the University of Otago to support the continuation of animal experimentation by building a new $50 million animal lab!
Apr 23 2017
NZAVS Joins Pro Science Rally!
After the #StopTheOtagoAnimalLab march in Dunedin, we decided to join the March for Science New Zealand!
Apr 22 2017
NZAVS Celebrates World Day for Lab Animals by Marching to Stop the Otago Animal Lab!
NZAVS were out in Dunedin today marching against the new $50 million animal lab at the University of Otago! We were even joined by celebrity animal-rights activist James Aspey!
Apr 12 2017
March Against the Otago Animal Lab for World Day for Lab Animals 2017!
Join NZAVS and James Aspey in marching to stop the new $50 million animal lab at the University of Otago!
Apr 07 2017
Let Animals Live ‘Out of the Labs' - Paw Prints for Parliament event!
We were in Wellington CBD today letting Parliament know that New Zealanders want animals ‘Out of the Labs’.
Mar 26 2017
Out of the Labs Petition - Closing soon!
Our petition to give ex-lab animals a second chance officially has a closing date. We now need your help to make sure we can let them live out of the labs!
Mar 16 2017
NZAVS educates young New Zealanders about animal testing!
NZAVS Campaign Manager Cressida Wilson visited Ao Tawhiti Unlimited School in Christchurch this morning!
Mar 15 2017
Let Parliament Know Why You Want Animals Out of the Labs!
We need you to help us send a message to Parliament! Print out a paw print, say why you want animals 'Out of the Labs!', decorate it however you like and freepost it to us!
Mar 14 2017
NZAVS Membership Renewal time!
People now have just over two weeks to renew their membership with NZAVS before it expires!
Feb 27 2017
Happy Valentine's Day, Otago University! Stop the Otago Animal Lab!
We delivered a Valentine's Day card and presents to Professor Blaikie of the University of Otago. We wanted to remind him of the animals' lives that are at stake if current plans for a new animal lab go ahead. What better day than Valentine's Day to ask the University to 'Have a Heart'?
Jan 09 2017
Welcome to the New NZAVS Website!
We have an updated website for 2017! Be sure to have a look around.
Dec 11 2016
Animal Usage for RTT in NZ on a Decline – FALSE
The recent MPI report is misleading. We want you to know the facts behind the statistics!
Sep 09 2016
Staff changes at NZAVS
Our Executive Director, Stephen Manson is leaving NZAVS and our Campaign Manager, Tara Jackson is stepping up to the role.
ARTICLES OF INTEREST
15 May 2017 - New 'heart-on-a-chip' to test potentially lifesaving drugs
12 May 2017 - Americans’ opposition to animal testing at record high, survey finds
13 March 2017 - Study aims to check if other methods can replace animal testing
2 March 2017 - Lei Kerr's artificial nose research awarded Beagle Freedom Prize
17 February 2017 - Amid outcry, some animal welfare documents are restored to USDA website
15 February 2017 - Scientists create scorecard index for heart-damaging chemo drugs
13 February 2017 - Researchers Develop Device That Emulates Human Kidney Function and Could Replace Animal, Human Testing
7 February 2017 - Minibrains at Brown University
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