Show your support for Humane "non-animal" Research - Green Ribbon Week
Animal experiments hurt people too!

The Green Ribbon is a symbol of support for Humane ‘non-animal’ Research.

Calling on Doctors, Nurses, Veterinarians and all Health Care Professionals!
We are seeking the support of doctors, nurses, veterinarians and all health care professionals to show the public that our concerns are credible, scientific, and ethical and backed by scientific experts. [Find out more]


Beyond the cage - Is animal experimentation necessary?

Introduced by Suzie Wilks, this 15 minute DVD introduces the ethical and scientific arguments against the use of animals in research and forms an ideal basis for discussion on this highly controversial issue.
To order a copy, please contact the Australian Association for Humane Research by phoning (03) 9832 0752 or
download an order form here (58KB PDF)

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New Film
'Safer Medicines' is an excellent new film which has just been released by Europeans for Medical Progress. You can view it free on-line (length about 30 minutes).

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A Message from our Patron

"I start from the principle that if I intend to perform some act upon another being, an unpleasant act to which the other being has not signified full, informed, and willing consent, an act which is not intended for the ultimate benefit of this being, and if I intend furthermore to perform the act in private, away from the public gaze, then the intended act is prima facie, on the face of it, an atrocity, to be resisted and denounced; furthermore, that this principle should hold whether the other being in question, my intended victim, is a man or a mouse."
-JM Coetzee

Professor John Coetzee won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2003. He is also the first author to win the prestigious Booker Prize twice. Born in Cape Town, South Africa, and being of both Boer and English descent, Professor Coetzee's novels cover a wide variety of issues with no two books following the same pattern. A fundamental theme, however, involves the abuse of power including the values and conduct resulting from the apartheid system in South Africa. He is a strong opponent of animal exploitation and has spoken out against it on many occasions.

The Australian Association for Humane Research Inc. is honored to have Professor Coetzee as our Patron.

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