Story: Animal welfare and rights

Anti-vivisection march

Anti-vivisection march

Supporters of the New Zealand Anti-Vivisection Society (NZAVS) march on Parliament in 1989 to mark the World Day for Laboratory Animals, 27 April. Leading the march is Bette Overell, who set up the society in 1978. The NZAVS campaigned against vivisection on the grounds that it was scientifically unsound, and during the 1980s and early 1990s members marched on Parliament each year.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1989/1448
Photograph by John Nicholson

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Animal welfare and rights - Animal liberation and animal rights', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 22 September 2020)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 1 Jul 2017