Our successes have helped millions of animals around the globe.
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Selected international victories
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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.
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.
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.
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 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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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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.