What is Queen’s Animal Defence?
Queen’s Animal Defence (QAD) is an advocacy group committed to social justice for all animals, starting in our own backyard with the animals on Queen’s Campus. Our primary campaign is to raise awareness about the cruelty involved in using animals for research and educational purposes. Most people don’t realize that thousands of mice, rats, amphibians, birds, dogs, rabbits, guinea pigs, macaques, cats, and other animals are used for demonstration, dissection, testing and research purposes at Queen’s. These animals live amongst us, locked away in cages in the biosciences and other buildings, and yet most of us don’t even realize they are here, let alone the harms to which they are subject.