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Feb 25 2019
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.
Feb 21 2019
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!
Feb 04 2019
It's Impossible for me to Support This Burger
An opinion piece on 'Impossible Foods' disappointing decision to test on animals.
Jan 17 2019
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In the past, we campaigned to get the requirement for the cruel and outdated Draize Test removed from NZ Law - Here is a Progress Update!
Jan 16 2019
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.
Dec 12 2018
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!
Oct 25 2018
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!
Jul 18 2018
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).
Jul 18 2018
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.
Jul 10 2018
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.
Jul 04 2018
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.
May 31 2018
Join the NZAVS Committee!
NZAVS are looking for passionate people to join our Committee - Apply now!
May 17 2018
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. '
May 14 2018
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.
May 10 2018
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!
Apr 30 2018
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.
Apr 28 2018
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!
Apr 12 2018
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.
Mar 29 2018
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.
Mar 05 2018
The Body Shop Given the All Clear!
Global cosmetics company, the Body Shop is now officially cruelty-free.
Dec 06 2017
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!
ARTICLES OF INTEREST
Mar 17 2019 - Australia bans use of data from animal tests in cosmetics
Feb 26 2019 - Animal Dissections Could Be Outlawed In California Classrooms With New Bill
Feb 8 2019 - Testing synthetic cannabis on rats 'won't make it safe for humans'
Feb 8 2019 - Party pill testing on animals again by Shanti Ahluwalia
Jan 18 2019 - Calls to ban 'shocking' university drug test that forces rodents to swim for their lives
Dec 20 2018 - Let's Stop the Near-Drowning of Lab Animals
Nov 30 2018 - Why on Earth Are We STILL Testing on Animals?
Nov 29 2018 - Why is NZ still experimenting on up to 300,000 animals annually?
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