Progress
for animals

Our successes have helped millions of animals around the globe.

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Selected international victories


International

RECOGNISED AS A TOP CHARITY


Animal Equality is chosen as a ‘Top Charity’ by Animal Charity Evaluators and recognised as one of the four most efficient animal rights organisations in the world.

United Kingdom

Pig farm workers convicted of animal cruelty


Two men pleaded guilty to animal cruelty offences which took place while they were employed at Fir Tree Farm in Lincolnshire. The convictions result from an investigation by Animal Equality, which captured footage of repeated and deliberate violent abuse of pigs by the farm workers.

United Kingdom

Largest egg producer goes cage-free following Animal Equality's investigation


4.3 million hens per year will be spared from living confined in a wire cage. That is the impact of the commitment made by Noble Foods, the largest egg producer in the UK. The change in the company’s policy comes after a hard-hitting investigation by Animal Equality that exposed the terrible conditions hens used for egg production were living in and an intense campaign by The Humane League.

United Kingdom

Dairy worker convicted of animal cruelty


Shocking cruelty to cows and calves documented by Animal Equality investigators results in the conviction of a dairy farm worker.

Europe

EU Parliament votes to protect rabbits


Following a media campaign by Animal Equality, Members of the European Parliament voted to move forward on a proposal to ban cages for farmed rabbits.

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United Kingdom

Gloria rescued from cruel chicken farm


During an investigation into British chicken farms, Animal Equality investigators rescued a weak young bird who had been thrown into the skip and left to die.

United Kingdom

Closure of Harling pig farm


Shocking cruelty documented by Animal Equality results in the closure of Harling Farm and the prosecution of its workers for animal cruelty.

Spain

HISTORIC SENTENCE HANDED DOWN FOR CRUELTY IN SPAIN


After we revealed horrific animal cruelty on El Escobar farm, the trial against the four defendants finds them guilty and sentences them to the longest sentence allowed under law.

International

BANNING CAGES FOR HENS


Animal Equality has helped secure policy commitments from dozens of companies meaning millions of birds will be cage-free.

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India

INDIA BANS FOIE GRAS IMPORTATION


India became the first country in the world to implement a nationwide ban on the importation of foie gras. This was a direct result of Animal Equality’s investigations.

 

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China

SHUT DOWN DOG MEAT MARKETS IN CHINA


Animal Equality’s investigations in China succeed in closing a dog slaughterhouse and 33 dog and cat markets, saving around 1.5 million animals.

Mexico

Animal Equality makes history in Mexican Senate


Together with seven senators, Animal Equality introduces historic legislation to protect farmed animals in Mexico from cruelty and abuse.

Spain

Cruel foie gras farm shut down in Spain


A farm that supplied foie gras to one of the world’s most famous restaurants is shut down following an Animal Equality investigation.

India

INDIA ADOPTS ANIMAL EQUALITY’S RECOMMENDATIONS FOR ANIMAL PROTECTION


India includes rules proposed by Animal Equality to improve the welfare of hens and chickens raised for food.

United States

Massachusetts pass Proposition 3 against animal cruelty


Thanks to the work of a coalition that included Animal Equality, farmed animals in Massachusetts can no longer suffer in extreme confinement.

Italy

Supermarket chain COOP stops selling foie gras in Italy


Following an Animal Equality investigation and campaign, supermarket chain COOP becomes the first market in Italy to ban the sale of foie gras.

Italy

Fewer lambs consumed in Italy


Animal Equality helps reduce the consumption of lamb meat in Italy by 40% in 2014, and a further 50% the following year.

Spain

Rescue of six piglets in Spain


In August 2007, five Animal Equality investigators rescued six baby pigs in broad daylight. This was the first ever open rescue done inside a Spanish farm.

China

Rescue of Vita in China


Following an investigation into the Chinese dog meat industry, Animal Equality investigators rescued pregnant Vita from a lifetime of suffering.

Germany

Rescue of hens in Germany


In 2013 our team rescued six hens from a hen farm in Germany. These social and delicate animals now enjoy a life in freedom in a sanctuary.

Spain

Rescue of two lambs and their mother in Spain


In December 2009, Animal Equality rescued a mother sheep and her two newborn offspring. Instead of being separated and ultimately killed, they now had their freedom.

Italy

Rescue of Basilico in Italy


In May 2015, and as part of its Save a Lamb campaign, Animal Equality rescued Basilico from a farm in Italy. In collaboration with the Italian sanctuary ‘The Green Place,’ we stepped in, and Basilico was immediately fed, taken care of and brought to an animal sanctuary. He now lives his life surrounded by compassionate people who will take care of him.

Germany

Rescue of Finn in Germany


In December 2016 Animal Equality rescued Finn from a chicken farm in Germany. Finn had been disposed alive and left to die until Animal Equality stepped in, saved him and took him to a sanctuary in Germany.

Spain

Rescue of 11 hens


Animal Equality rescued eleven hens for International Animal Rights Day in December 2010.

These one-and-a-half-year-old animals had spent eleven months trapped behind bars with no access to natural light.

Mexico

ANIMAL CIRCUSES BANNED IN JALISCO


The Mexican state of Jalisco prohibits the use of animals in circuses thanks to an initiative presented by Animal Equality and supported by local groups.