The petition has been handed in and has been referred to the Primary Production Select Committee.
We are now working to meet with these MPs and discuss the need for this amendment to the Animal Welfare Act to be made.
To keep informed, check back here regularly for news and sign up for updates. We'll keep you up to date with how the petition is going and what other actions can be taken. By signing up for updates we can let you know when this happens and the best way you can help at this important time.
You can also help by adopting an ex-lab animal in the future by adding yourself to our "ex-lab animal waiting list" and be notified when an animal can be rehomed in your area!
Just send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following:
- Your name
- Email address
- Phone number
- What kind of animal you would like to rehome and how many (i.e. one dog or two rats etc.)
This way we can be prepared for when facilities around NZ who use animals for research, testing or teaching and don't want to needlessly euthanise animals, contact us offering ex-lab animals for adoption!
To clarify, we don't currently have any ex-lab animals needing homes, but we want to be prepared for when we get offered any from facilities around NZ who use animals for research, testing or teaching.