An anxious looking pig with a number of his head within a lab facility. Image Credit: We Animals Media

The Issues

A man hugs his beagle closely after she was rescued from a lab facility. She was on her way to her forever home. Image Credit: We Animals Media


AFSA speaks out against animal experimentation at every opportunity. These are some of the issues we have focussed on.

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Case Studies

The following exposés demonstrate that the experiments that occur behind lab doors are not some exaggerated claims from yesteryear. They are happening right here and now.

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Use of Fetal Calf Serum

AFSA considers the use of human cell and tissue culture to be, clearly, a more ethical and scientifically-valid mode of research than using animals.



Xenotranplantation is the term used to describe the transplantation of organs, tissue or cells from one species to another. 

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Environmental Impact

Animal-based research also has an environmental cost, from production of waste; to transportation of animals; to pollution.

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On Your Doorstep

Have you ever wondered where animal experiments actually occur? You might be surprised to learn that it could be happening right on your doorstep!

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Animal-Free Science Advocacy (AFSA) works to ensure that animal experiments are continually under scrutiny in Australia.

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Dangerous Drugs

Think that animal testing is a reliable means to determine the safety and efficacy of drugs? Think again!

Tiny beautiful mouse after she was rescued from a lab with her forever owner. Image Credit: We Animals Media

Replacing Animals

Did you realise that 95% of drugs tested ‘successfully’ on animals fail when they are translated to humans? Animal testing just doesn’t work.

Research Articles rebutting animal experimentation and demonstrating non-animal methods

Surgical Training

In Australia, several surgical skills and trauma training courses for general surgeons and trauma surgeons exist and some of these courses involve the use of animals.

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An introduction to Animal-Free Science Advocacy’s ethical opposition to animal experimentation with further reading and resources.


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