A Wellington gathering of the caregivers who look after animals used in
scientific research has not been disrupted by protests staged by
anti-vivisection protestors, says one of its organisers.
said they plan a street protest tomorrow night.
Malcolm France, president
of the Australia and New Zealand Laboratory Animal Association (ANZSLAA) said
the conference at the Duxton Hotel was continuing.
A spokesman for
the Wellington Animal Rights Network, Mark Eden, alleged the people at the
conference were "directly responsible" for the deaths of thousands of animals in
laboratories around the country.
"They should not be allowed to walk the
streets and have conferences where they admire the surgery tools and cages on
display, and talk about how they can improve their animal killing techniques".