Tara Jackson is the Executive Director for the New Zealand Anti-Vivisection Society. Tara has worked for NZAVS since 2015 and has extensive knowledge of the animal experimentation industry. She has a Bachelor of Science in Zoology and has a strong passion for animal rights, human rights and environmental protection. The combination of her scientific background, empathy for animals and a strong dislike for injustice make her a driven and determined advocate for innovative, animal-free research, testing and teaching methods. She is also founder of the animal rights group, the Animal Justice League NZ, which works alongside the many other anti-rodeo groups nationwide to help end the animal abuse involved in rodeos.