The Australian and New Zealand Council for the Care of Animals in Research and Teaching (ANZCCART) will be held in Christchurch in September.

The theme of this year’s conference will be around around the use of animals in education, teaching and training.

If you would like to know more on the latest developments on animal welfare and meet people that have a passion for working with animals, this is an opportunity for you. ANZCCART hosts conferences annually where you get to hear great presentations, participate in workshops, hear different view points on the ethics of use of animals, and build networks with those interested in the many aspects of animal care.

For more information about the conference, please visit:

ANZCCART is an independent body established to provide a focus for consideration of the scientific, ethical and social issues associated with the use of animals in research and teaching.

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Mouse bioassays

Paul McNabb of the Cawthron Institute in Nelson explains what a mouse bioassay is.

Select here to view video transcript and copyright information.

Hub reasources

Use Hub resources to explore the ethics of using animals in research such as Ethics, mice and toxins and Ethics and research animals – case study.

Explore the issue of using transgenic cows to make medicines to treat human diseases in these activities:

View these Ethics and science videos featuring world renowned bioethicist Michael Reiss and start a classroom discussion or engage in an activity around ethics.

The Science Learning Hub has curated a range of contextualised ethics resources under the topic Ethics and science.

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