Testing Party Pills On Animals - What Would this Look Like?
We summarise the animal tests that were in the Ministry of Health's Proposed Testing Regime back in 2012.
The Ban on Testing Psychoactive Substances on Animals - Why Can't the NZ Government Commit?
We are still waiting for confirmation from the NZ Government that the ban on testing psychoactive substances on animals will remain firmly in place!
Animal Advocates Preparing to Rally Again over Party Pill Testing
It's Impossible for me to Support This Burger
An opinion piece on 'Impossible Foods' disappointing decision to test on animals.
Cruel and invalid 'Forced Swim Test' conducted in NZ
Draize Test Update
In the past, we campaigned to get the requirement for the cruel and outdated Draize Test removed from NZ Law - Here is a Progress Update!
Nearly one thousand schools have been sent our book thanks to LUSH!
Due to the generosity of LUSH Cosmetics, we have been able to send 968 copies of 'The Six-Foot Rats' to primary schools across NZ.
New Colouring-In Competition for Children in NZ
Changing the course of animal history one book at a time!
We have just launched a crowdfunding campaign to get our children's book, 'The Six-Foot Rats' sent to every Primary School and Public Library across NZ!
First Group of Animals Rescued Since Our Out of the Labs Win!
Fifty mice who were used for teaching at Massey University are being given a second chance - A life #OutOfTheLab!
New Animal Welfare Award and Grant Launched by MPI - Is This a Step Forward or Backward?
Today the National Animal Ethics Advisory Committee (NAEAC) has announced that they have created two new awards centred around the 3Rs (a set of pro-vivisection guidelines designed to promote the reduction, refinement and replacement of animals for research, testing and teaching).
Lewi the Ex-Lab Rat's Tale
The life of Lewi and how he got to live out of the labs!
Animal Advocacy Hui - The Outcome For Lab Animals
On the 8th June 2018, the new Associate Minister of Agriculture, Hon Meka Whaitiri held a hui for animal advocacy groups and individuals at Manurewa Marae in Auckland.
Thousands of Animals Still Being Used for Research, Testing, and Teaching in NZ.
MPI has just released their latest report on the number of animals used for animal experimentation in NZ.
NZ to Start Encouraging the Re-homing of Ex-Lab Animals!
An exciting announcement means that some lab animals will now be getting a second chance at life.
Meet Our Funding & Engagement Manager!
We welcome Annelies Basten to the NZAVS Team!
Join the NZAVS Committee!
NZAVS are looking for passionate people to join our Committee - Apply now!
Out of the Labs – Let’s get the facts straight!
We've heard several statements made by MPs or researchers about our campaign that are misleading and don't reflect what we are truly asking for! This means that they are either misinformed, not informed enough or the media has taken what they have said out of context. We wanted to clarify a misleading story that recently aired on national television. '
Meet Our New Campaign Manager!
We welcome Niki Moore to the NZAVS Team!
MPs Decide Against Giving Thousands of Lab Animals in NZ A Life Outside of a Lab!
The Primary Production Select Committee has made a final decision and released a report stating that they do not support a mandatory retirement policy for ex-lab animals in NZ.
MPs to decide the fate of thousands of lab animals in NZ
We were on the Breakfast Show today to discuss our Out of the Labs petition and why we urgently need a mandatory retirement policy for ex-lab animals in NZ!
MPs support a Mandatory Retirement Policy for Ex-Lab Animals!
Current and past Animal Welfare Spokespeople for the Green Party show their support for getting animals out of the labs.
Lab animals in NZ urgently need your help!
Our 'Out of the Labs' petition is at its final stage and we need your help to ensure that it's successful!
We're Looking for Ex-Lab Animals and their Adoptive Parents!
If you've adopted an ex-lab animal in NZ, we would love to hear from you.
NZAVS and HUHA Present at Parliament to 'Let them Live out of the Labs' for a second time!
We were invited back for a second time to talk to the Primary Production Select Committee about our Out of the Labs petition.
The Body Shop Given the All Clear!
Global cosmetics company, the Body Shop is now officially cruelty-free.
Work for NZAVS
We currently have two job openings at our head office in Christchurch.
Incredible NZAVS Christmas Raffle to be Won!
Our amazing raffle worth over $850 is up for grabs!!! Find out what great prizes are included and how to get tickets here!
The Six-Foot Rats Launched!
We hosted our official book launch party over the weekend!
The Six-Foot Rats Gifted to Primary Schools Thanks to LUSH Charity Pot!
Thanks to the generosity of LUSH Cosmetics, NZAVS can gift our children's book, the Six-Foot Rats, to over half of the primary school libraries in Aotearoa!

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