Information for New Zealand Media
This page provides information on recent press releases, an image database, and web resources related to the use of animals in research, testing or teaching.
1 September 2017: New resources highlight innovative ways to replace, reduce and refine the use of animals in research
27 July 2021: Science organisations pledge openness in animal research and teaching in New Zealand
30 May 2022: Openness on use of animals in research testing and teaching statistics
Image database for the use of animals in research, testing or teaching
An image database featuring copyright free images of animals suitable for use in stories on animal use in testing, teaching and research is available through the Understanding Animal Use website (UK based). This website also contains a number of resources on the use of animals in research.
Understanding Animal Research (UK website)
Animal Welfare Act 1999 (Parliamentary Council Office website)
Guide to the Animal Welfare Act (Ministry for Primary Industries website)
The National Animal Ethics Advisory Committee (NAEAC) website
The National Animal Welfare Committee (NAWAC) website
Alt web (resource database hosted by Johns Hopkins University)
Annual Report (PDF, 1.5 MB, 46 pages)