This photograph, taken at Otago University in the 1970s, shows a mouse or young rat being used in a scientific experiment. Animals such as rats and mice are often specially bred for tests of various kinds. In New Zealand from the 1980s opposition to the use of animals in experiments gathered momentum, with the establishment or re-establishment of anti-vivisection groups.
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