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Animal Defence and Anti-Vivisection Society

TheAnimal Defense & Anti-Vivisection Society of British Columbia (ADAV), established by a veterinary surgeon in 1927, is a peaceful, grassroots organization committed to the abolition of vivisection on moral, ethical and scientific grounds. The ADAV Society strives to inform the public of the grim realities faced by animals used in experiments, promote the use of superior and more humane non-animal alternatives, and alert the public to the proven invalidity of basing human medicine and toxicology on other species.

Jonathan Balcombe

Jonathan Balcombe holds three biology degrees and specializes in the study of ethology with a PhD in this area of study. A leading animal behavior researcher he is also an author and speaker. Below are excerpts from Alexandra's excellent article about Jonathan: "It's easy to come away with a sense that it's a hard-struggled life out there, but it's a life worth living," observes Dr. Balcombe. He has found that many species share related physiologies and behavior patterns as humans, and are thus able to feel such emotions as pain, pleasure, and passion.

Research Papers

Various journal papers regarding the effects of fireworks will be presented in this section. (Credit: our resident researcher Angelkate.) The items will contain abstract, content and conclusion excerpts in italics. Any commentary will be shown inside []. Animals People Pollution Animals This section covers papers related to fireworks and adverse effects on animals. Owner perceptions and management of the adverse behavioural effects of fireworks on companion animals [This is a 2019 paper published in New Zealand Veterinary Journal which provides a survey form.