Local Organizations: ADAV
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The Animal Defense and Anti-Vivisection Society of BC was founded almost a hundred years ago (sorry, I forget the exact date) to oppose the use of animals in scientific experiments.
They are still around and still focused on stopping the bad science of animal testing and animal experimentation, in addition to promotion of kindness towards animals in all areas.
If you are interested in working on anti-vivisection issues in the Vancouver area, you may want to get in touch with them. They are always looking for volunteers for leafleting and tabling events, especially since so much animal testing is conducted in and around Vancouver (VGH, UBC, SFU, etc).
From their website:
The problem of animal experimentation is complex, many-sided and hard to fathom. The cruel and deadly use of animals has been legalised by politicians, justified by church institutions, described as unavoidable by science and industry, accepted without criticism by too many people not interested in the sufferings of others, and defended in every way by all those who gain profit from it. — Werner Hartinger, MD, Surgeon. ANIMAL EXPERIMENTATION: ITS RELATIONSHIP TO THE LAW, SCIENCE, INDUSTRY AND POLITICAL REALITY.