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Sat 28 Jun 2008, 7:00pm–8:30pm

Where: Grey Lynn Community Centre, 510 Richmond Rd, Grey Lynn, Auckland

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: NAVC

Public meeting & film screening:
Lifting the Veil of Secrecy: Animal Experimentation in New Zealand

Animal experimentation in New Zealand is regulated by Section 6 of the Animal Welfare Act 1999 entitled ‘The Use of Animals in Research, Testing and Teaching’. This section exempts persons who experiment on live animals from all the other requirements of the Animal Welfare Act. Most importantly, it exempts animal researchers who experiment on live animals from being prosecuted for animal cruelty.

Approximately 300,000 live animals are experimented on each year in New Zealand. Of those, approximately 17, 000 are subject to very severe suffering.

Is this ethically acceptable in our society?

Hear speakers from the National Anti Vivisection Campaign (NAVC), Save the Beagles Campaign and the Animal Rights Legal Advocacy Network (ARLAN) discuss the veil of secrecy surrounding animal experimentation in New Zealand.

Also short film screening: Wasted Lives.

This film makes a powerful moral and scientific case against animal experiments. It unravels the science question - making plain that animal experiments produce data that can't be reliably applied across the species.

Information stalls on site. Tea, coffee and vegan cake provided.

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