This newspaper report of a 1931 lecture about worldwide attempts to abolish vivisection indicates that there were concerns about the practice in New Zealand by this time. Matthew Walker, who gave the lecture, was for a time president of the Auckland branch of the British Union for Abolition of Vivisection.
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National Library of New Zealand, Papers Past
Reference: Auckland Star, 10 April 1931, p. 3
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