Become a member

Subscribe as a member of the Irish Anti-Vivisection Society and help us to abolish experimentation on animals in Ireland

Shop Cruelty Free

The Leaping Bunny Scheme guarantees that no animal testing has occurred in any part of the product’s manufacturing process. For cruelty free shopping, look for the Leaping Bunny logo next time you shop.

Sign up for our newsletter

Keep up to date with the latest IAVS news by subscribing to our newsletter

Make a donation

A donation from you could make all the difference in the world to animals in laboratories. Your support is important to us as we receive no government funding.

Latest News

The IAVS has criticised government animal testing inspectors for seeking to conceal their reports on research establishments. Read more...

The IAVS has strongly criticised the European Commission and Irish Government for ignoring its legal obligations to tackle the suffering of animals in experimentation. Read more...

There is now a very real hope that thousands of animals in Ireland will be spared from painful laboratory testing thanks to new funding from the Government for alternative scientific research. Read more...

The HPRA’s publication of Ireland’s 2015 animal testing figures reveals that the Government continues to breach European Union legislation on their format. The Irish Anti-Vivisection Society (IAVS) has discovered that the Government has failed to implement new rules passed in 2012 that were intended to inform the public and help coordinate efforts to develop new non-animal alternative tests. Read more...

The Irish Anti-Vivisection Society (IAVS) expresses its outrage and frustration that the Irish Government is failing to honour its commitment to reducing animal experimentation, with the number of animals used actually increasing by about 1% (2,144) since 2014 to 226,393. Read more...

The Irish Anti-Vivisection Society (IAVS) is delighted to announce that the Irish Government is, for the first time, explicitly providing funding for scientific research to replace the harmful use of animals in experimentation and testing. Read more...

IAVS response to 2015 Irish animal experimentation statistics

  • The Irish Anti-Vivisection Society expresses its outrage and frustration that the Irish Government is failing to honour its commitment to reducing animal experimentation, with the number of animals used actually increasing by about 1% (2,144) since 2014 to 226,393.

    Yvonne Smalley - IAVS Chairwoman
  • The rise in animal experiments has been driven by increases in the areas of toxicity testing and ‘basic research’. The expansion of toxicity testing is a nasty surprise given the government’s promises to encourage the use of non-animal alternatives to test botox-type products, where the poison is injected into the abdomens of animals, resulting in paralysis and death.  

    Dr Dan Lyons - IAVS Policy Advisor
  • The Government and HPRA needs to stop turning a blind eye to animal cruelty and implement meaningful policies to achieve consistent and significant reductions in the number of animals used and the pain inflicted on them by testing companies and academics.

    Yvonne Smalley - IAVS Chairwoman