The animal-experimentation industry is well hidden in New Zealand. Animal experiments aren’t done out in the open; they are instead done behind blackened out windows and high walls. The public gets access to minimal information regarding the use of animals for research, testing and teaching which is a huge problem - we need to know more!
With so much secrecy around the use of animals in science, it is hard to find out vital information about breeding facilities, animal labs and facilities who partake in animal experimentation.
The more the team at NZAVS knows and is aware of, the more we can do to help animals being used for cruel and invalid experiments.
TELL US WHAT YOU'VE SEEN!
Please contact us if you have seen or you know about anything that causes you concern, including:
- Animals who have been injured in experiments in laboratories, classrooms, or training courses
Animals who are not receiving adequate veterinary care
Animals who show signs of distress
Animals who are given insufficient pain relief during or after painful procedures
Animals in inadequate housing (e.g. small, overcrowded cages)
Animals without sufficient food or water
Animals who are killed in painful ways
Animals experimented on when non-animal methods are available
We are also interested in finding more out about:
Animal breeding facilities in NZ
Cases where animals have been rehomed from laboratories
Cases where you have been denied the opportunity to rehome animals who have been used in or bred for science
Even if you think the information you have isn’t important, we would still like to hear from you! If you can obtain photographs or video footage of your concerns, then we would also appreciate copies being sent to us.
You will remain anonymous unless you state otherwise. You are not required to provide an email address or phone number if you do, this will only be used so that we can ask you follow up questions. We encourage you to leave contact details for us in case we need something clarified.
To tell us information either fill out the form below or you can email firstname.lastname@example.org with any tip-offs.