Information for New Zealand Schools

This section has three sets of resources. These have been designed for school teachers and students but may be of interest to anyone looking for information on the legal and ethical requirements of using animals in research, testing or teaching.

Animal research in New Zealand

This section provides an overview of how animal welfare is managed when animals are used in research, testing and teaching. Included in this resource set is the DVD, Caring for the animals we use in research and teaching which provides a platform for discussion around this important topic.

Animal ethics in New Zealand schools

This is an outline of the legal responsibilities of schools. This page includes information on how to apply for ethics approval for science fair projects or student investigations/projects involving animals.

Information for New Zealand teachers

This page provides a range of teaching resources including lesson plans for use with the DVD, Caring for the animals we use in research and teaching.