External resources

International organisations promoting the ethical care and use of laboratory animals

ANZCCART (NZ) is a member of two international organisations that promote the ethical care and humane use of laboratory animals, in order to learn from international best practice.

AAALAC International

In late September 2009, ANZCCART New Zealand was approved for membership in the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care international (AAALAC International). AAALAC International is a private, nonprofit organization that promotes the humane treatment of animals in science through voluntary accreditation and assessment programs. AAALAC stands for the ‘Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care’.

International Council for Laboratory Animal Science

In 2005, ANZCCART New Zealand was approved for membership in the International Council for Laboratory Animal Science (ICLAS). ICLAS is an international scientific organisation dedicated to advancing human and animal health by promoting the ethical care and use of laboratory animals in research worldwide.

External newsletters on the use of animals in research, testing or teaching:

New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industry’s Welfare Pulse

Feature articles

This section includes a selection of external articles that are relevant to researchers, teachers and students who use animals in their work. If you know of an article that should be included in this resource bank please contact us with the full reference.