Vivisection means cutting into a live animal. Vivisection is better known as animal experimentation, commonly used to describe all areas of research that involve animals - testing of chemicals, products, techniques and theories.

Vivisection is unethical, unscientific and unnecessary.

The Anti-Vivisection Union opposes all research that uses animals, causing them to feel fear or pain or distress and preventing them from living a natural life.

Our aims are to inform the public about vivisection and its alternatives and to support other groups with similar aims.

We oppose the exploitation of animals in any area of human commerce or activity.


Australia is waging a war on our precious wildlife. Express your opposition to this destruction by signing these petitions: