New Zealand has a very active animal rights sector with many groups dedicated to the protection of animals in New Zealand. They advocate for animals, publishing abuses where they occur and ensure that statutory bodies and corporates responsible for animal welfare are held to account.
ARLAN – Animal Rights Legal Advocacy Network
Volunteer based national network of lawyers and law students interested in improving New Zealand’s law as it relates to animals, and working to protect and promote the rights and welfare of animals.
World Society for the Protection of Animals – WSPA
Aims to promote the protection of animals, to prevent cruelty to animals, and to relieve animal suffering in every part of the world.
Animal Liberation NZ
Committed to animal liberation and to educate and inspire action against all forms of animal abuse.
New Zealand Anti-Vivisection Society
Campaigns for the abolition of vivisection on the grounds that it is medical and scientific fraud.
MAF Animal Welfare Group
Promotes policies appropriate to society’s expectations for the humane treatment of animals.
RNZSPCA National Office
Royal New Zealand Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
International League for the Protection of Horses (NZ)
Acts as an equine lobby group and equine welfare watchdog.
Animal Welfare Science and Bioethics Centre
Aims to promote via scientific research, education and advice, the humane and responsible care of animals, and to develop and apply ethical principles to guide human-animal interactions and the use of biotechnology.
Humane Society of NZ
Aims to achieve widespread improvement in people’s attitudes and sense of responsibility towards animals.
Auckland Animal Action + Wellington Animal Action
Grassroots activist groups that promote direct action against all forms of animal abuse.
SAFE is a national organisation dedicated to campaigning for the rights of all animals.
Australian and New Zealand Council for the Care of Animals in Research and Teaching.