Information You Will Find Here
This resource provides information about
the use of animals in science, i.e. animal use in research, teaching
and testing. It deals with why animals are used, how any harm done to
animals is kept as low as it can be, what benefits arise from their
use, and the importance of weighing any harm against the benefits when
deciding whether or not to use animals. Also covered is the importance
of ethical thinking in science and some ethical ideas which oppose or
support the use of animals in science. Finally, the control of the
scientific uses of animals in New Zealand is described.
School project resource for children
Teaching resource for school teachers
Interesting and helpful information
Important information for tertiary
students in any branch of animal-based science
Useful general information for
tertiary students in other disciplines
Useful background information for
researchers and tertiary teachers
Valuable resource for independent
members of Animal Ethics Committees
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Information in this site
was assembled with all due diligence as an educational resource.
However, anyone using information from the site does so upon his or her
own initiative, and neither the Royal Society of New Zealand nor Massey
University are liable for those uses.