NZAVS - The Six-Foot Rats Children's Book
The Six-Foot Rats aims to introduce children to the important, yet sensitive issue of animal testing in a light and engaging manner.
Whilst this topic is a serious and often upsetting one, The Six-Foot Rats instead focuses on the fundamental truth (stressing the FUN), as discovered by the lab rats in the book: animals are not humans and it is strange and bizarre to compare the two.
NZAVS are aiming to educate as many young Kiwi minds as possible about the important issue of animal testing with this book. We plan on getting the book into all primary schools in NZ (LUSH have actually donated enough money for the book to be sent to 50% of all primary schools so we are well on our way!), as many public libraries as we can, and it will be available in all good bookstores!
All profits from the book will go towards funding NZAVS anti-animal testing campaigns.
The Six-Foot Rats has already received positive reviews from Jane Goodall (Ph.D., Founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of Peace), Nichola Kriek (Head of Education, SAFE) and Craig Smith (Author of The Wonkey Donkey and Musician).
The book has also been sponsored by multiple organisations and companies who also want to see an end to animal experimentation. These include LUSH, The Humane Society International, SAFE and The NZ Vegetarian Society.