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Lawyers for Animals (Reg. No. A0047100G) (ABN 74 557 651 569) is a not-for-profit association incorporated in Victoria under the Associations Incorporation Act 1981 (Vic).

Lawyers for Animals cannot give legal advice outside the Animal Law Clinic.  Appointments at the Animal Law Clinic can only be booked through Fitzroy Legal Service. Please see our Clinic page for further information.

Lawyers for Animals is run entirely by volunteers, has limited office space and no full-time staff – we therefore cannot take work experience students, interns or offer legal traineeships. If you would like to volunteer with Lawyers for Animals, see our Support page.

For all other enquiries, including other legal referrals, please email enquiries@lawyersforanimals.org.au.

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Lawyers for Animals
Ross House
247 – 251 Flinders Lane
MELBOURNE VIC 3000

Animal Testing

Cruel and painful testing on animals is widespread in medicine, agriculture, pharmaceutics and education. However, the scientific merit and human benefit of many of these tests is contested by numerous scientists.

Amendments to the Code of Practice have seen ‘benchmarks’ implemented calling for the three R’s: reduction (less animals used), replacement (non-animal alternatives) and refinement (ensuring suffering is minimised).

Unfortunately, there is still a long way to go before there is an onus on people to utilise non-animal means of testing – such as the use of proteins from human cells.


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