The New Zealand Anti-Vivisection Society
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The New Zealand Anti-Vivisection Society (NZAVS), is a non-profit organisation which actively campaigns to abolish animal testing in NZ.

We advocate scientifically-valid, non-animal-based methods of research, testing and teaching at the same time as spreading awareness on animal experimentation and its lack of scientific value to humans.

NZAVS was established in 1978 by Bette Overell and we are the only organisation in New Zealand fighting solely for the total abolition of vivisection.

Over the past four decades, we have led and participated in many different anti-vivisection campaigns. We were a driving force behind the campaign to prevent legal highs being tested on animals, we were a part of the Be Cruelty-Free campaign that successfully banned testing cosmetics on animals in New Zealand, we removed the requirement for the Draize test in New Zealand law and so much more!

The New Zealand Anti-Vivisection Society works to:

  • Educate the public and spread awareness on the many scientific issues involved in vivisection. We work hard to shift society’s perception and attitude towards animal testing and dismantle the misconception that that animal-based research is necessary to save human lives.
  • Lead various campaigns to eliminate animal experimentation
  • Promote and encourage legislative change to abolish vivisection in New Zealand
  • Advocate relevant and applicable non-animal-based methods for research, testing and teaching

The best thing you can do is go to our website, and learn all the ways you can help us to save the lives of defenseless animals.

You can Join up, Donate, join an Action group, or get involved with one of our campaigns.


Dight House Front Unit 1/21 Disraeli Street Addington Christchurch 8024


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NZ Anti-Vivisection Society Inc.
PO Box 9387
Tower Junction Christchurch
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