What you can do to help end animal testing
You can help end the unnecessary and cruel suffering of animals used in science through actioning one or more of the following options:
LEARN MORE ABOUT ANIMAL TESTING!
Our website is full of information. Check it out, learn something new and share your findings with friends and whānau! Through sharing knowledge, we will create an Aotearoa where everyone knows that animal experimentation is happening here and that the use of animals to try and predict human outcomes is not only cruel, but it is also scientifically flawed.
DONATE TO NZAVS
NZAVS is a non-profit organisation; ending cruel and invalid animal experimentation is 100% dependent on compassionate and generous Kiwis!
The support of the public is, therefore, vital to the work that we do. Whether you can donate a little or a lot, we appreciate any donation!
Become a Regular Giver:
Join the ‘Animal Defenders Squad’ and fight for animals continuously with a regular donation. This is the most efficient way of supporting our work.
Leave a gift in your will:
Make your mark on the future of animals by continuing to support a cause you believe in long after you’re gone. Join the NZAVS legacy circle ‘Animals in Science Custodians’.
FUNDRAISE FOR NZAVS
There are many things you can do to help raise funds for animals used in science:
- Organise a mufti day at your school and ask everyone to bring a gold coin donation.
- Organise a quiz night, potluck or other social events where people have to pay to attend.
- Take part in a physical challenge like a marathon and ask your friends and family to sponsor you.
- Organise a raffle, garage sale or vegan sausage sizzle.
- You could sell cruelty free soap from Ecostore to help raise money for NZAVS.
- Ask your friends and family to make a donation to NZAVS as your birthday, Christmas or Valentine's gift!
- You could even start your own Givealittle page.
Whatever your fundraising plans are, let us know, and we can help and support you!
GET INVOLVED WITH A CAMPAIGN
NZAVS run multiple different campaigns at once; they all have the same end goal in mind- ending animal experimentation and the harmful use of animals in research, testing and teaching in NZ.
Check out the Campaigns tab on our website to find out more and get involved.
JOIN THE VOLUNTEER CREW
Volunteers can be involved in many important ways, from helping behind the scenes to being on the front line at stalls and events, there is a job that suits everyone! Everybody has a valuable skill that will help the cause. Sign up to be a volunteer today!
KEEP UP TO DATE
Stay up to date with the work we are doing and how you can help by:
BUY FROM OUR SHOP
This helps us in two ways:
- Acts as a fundraiser. As NZAVS is a non-profit, all money that we make from items being sold on Redbubble and our online shop will go towards our anti-animal experimentation campaigns
- Allows you to promote our cause, especially if you wear one of our tops!
ARE YOU A SCIENTIST, TEACHER, RESEARCHER, HEALTH PROFESSIONAL, VET ETC?
If you are a professional in one of these areas, then we would love to hear from you!
We have a database full of people that have these types of professions, who are also anti-animal testing so that we can call upon them for work stories, quotes etc.
If you would like to be added to the database, send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org
You never know when you may be called upon to be the voice for the animals.
BE A WISE CONSUMER – BE CRUELTY-FREE
Avoid buying products that have been tested on animals so that you don’t fund this cruel and outdated practice.
Funding the animal testing industry will only enable it to exist for longer.
Only use products that have not been tested on animals (and do not contain animal-derived ingredients). If a product does not mention anything on its packaging, then it was probably tested on animals.
ONLY DONATE TO HUMANE CHARITIES & ORGANISATIONS
Avoid supporting charities that support animal-based research such as the Cancer Society or New Zealand Brain Research Institute. Stick to donating to organisations that you know for sure wouldn’t - Like NZAVS!
As you can see, there are many ways that you can help! Speak up and be a voice for animals; tell your family and friends about animal testing and what they can do about it. Wear NZAVS merchandise, spread the message online and offline… however you choose to help, we are grateful to have your support and help in ending animal experimentation in New Zealand Aotearoa.