Clubs and Societies

Students Against Animal Testing

Students Against Animal Testing

This club is for all Otago students opposed to the use of animal testing. Our objectives include raising awareness about and peacefully protesting the animal testing conducted by the University of Otago. In 2015 alone Otago University used 13,000 animals for research, 80% of which were killed. We are opposed to animal testing because it causes cruelty, suffering and death to animals.

We are also opposed to animal testing because it is an outdated scientific method. 9 out of every 10 animal experiments fail to produce any useful results. If the University of Otago were to put more funding and effort into alternative scientific methods to animal testing, not only would animals be saved, but many more humans too. Help us convince them to adopt better research methods!

Please check out our Facebook page or email us if you're interested in joining the club! All new members very welcome.

We are also affiliated with the New Zealand Anti-Vivisection Society (NZAVS). Please visit their website http://www.nzavs.org.nz/ for more information about animal testing in New Zealand.

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