We handed our petition into parliament on the 27th April, 2017 asking that researchers be legally bound to hand over animals to rescue organisations for re-homing. We had 16, 845 people sign the petition, showing just how important this issue is to people in New Zealand!
The ‘Out of the Labs’ petition has now been referred to the Primary Production Select Committee.
Although the petition has been handed in, we still need your help to make it successful by letting MPs know that you care about this issue!
Currently over 100,000 animals are euthanised each year immediately after research is completed, and this number does not even include the animals used for breeding purposes! Together we can help these animals find the retirement homes they deserve.
Ask you electorate MP to support the petition
Ask Mp’s in the Primary Production Select Committee to support the petition
If you are in an electorate where the MP is someone from the Primary Production Select Committee, you could request to meet them in person and discuss the petition and why it is important to you. If you want advice on how to do this contact firstname.lastname@example.org