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The 3Rs Explained
Facilities that use animals for research, testing and teaching often refer to the 3R's. Here we explain exactly what they mean.
Training Veterinarians without Harming Animals
Humane and viable alternative methods for training vet students exist and they can yield the same results - Humane education is the way of the future!
Why We Are Selective with the Use of the Word "Alternative"
Our friend Louise Owen from For Life On Earth (FLOE) has summarised why we need to be careful with the use of the word alternative when talking about replacing animal experiments.
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.
Stop the Otago Animal Labs Update!
We have been working very hard as busy bees behind the scenes and we have some exciting updates to report! 
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.
2016 ANIMAL USE STATISTICS SUMMARY
Information on the animals used for research, testing and teaching in New Zealand during 2016.
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!
Auckland Island Pigs - Where are they now?
Parkinson's Disease and Animal Research Don't Go Together
Humane Society International Writes to the University of Otago
Global Opposition to the University of Otago's New Fifty Million Dollar Animal Lab