Defending Animals Used in Forced Swim Test at Victoria University

Defending Animals Used in Forced Swim Test at Victoria University


Today NZAVS, SAFESpeak Up for Animals NZHUHANZPETA Australia and over 80 people stood united to protest Victoria University's use of the Forced Swim Test.

We stood directly outside the University's main campus in Wellington with placards and banners. We were there to send a clear message to decision-makers:

"It's time to change ... Don't be embarrassed that you've done something wrong in the past, look to the future and look at what is right for the animals and for science and that is banning this awful test."

Read the stuff article about our event here

Thank you to everyone who joined us today to defend animals used in "science."

A huge international shift away from the Forced Swim Test is already underway. Already, three of the top ten pharmaceutical companies worldwide (in terms of revenue) have committed to no longer use the Forced Swim Test!

It’s time for Victoria University to listen to its students and the wider community and commit to ending this cruel, wasteful, and unscientific test on animals.

Send a message to Victoria University, demanding change HERE.

 

 

View more photos of the event here.