We are a team of passionate staff, volunteers and donors committed to creating a more compassionate world for animals.
Photo: Jo-Anne McArthur / We Animals
WHO WE ARE
Animal Equality was founded in 2006 by Sharon Nunez, Javier Moreno and Jose Valle with one mission: to protect animals. The enthusiasm for and commitment to that mission has only grown since then and has enabled us to deliver impactful results for animals.
Today, Animal Equality is one of the most effective advocates for farmed animals in the world, working on four continents on behalf of farmed animals. We are working in countries where there is the most opportunity to create lasting, systemic change for animals. We work with society, governments and companies so that we can achieve our vision: a world in which all animals are protected and respected.
What we stand for
As an international animal protection organisation, we work to end cruelty to farmed animals.
Whether we’re working to educate the public on the horrific reality inside factory farms and slaughterhouses, asking governments to adopt laws that protect animals, or encouraging major companies to implement policies that benefit animals, we never lose sight of our founding principles.
Animal Equality’s vision is a world in which all animals are respected and protected.
Animal Equality is an international organisation, working with society, governments and companies to end cruelty to farmed animals.
Animal Equality’s values are compassion, determination and effectiveness.
Our international team
TAKING PRIDE IN DIVERSITY
At Animal Equality, diversity and inclusion have been embedded in our values since we were founded in 2006. We seek to build a diverse organisation of people regardless of their race, sexual orientation, religion, age, gender, disability status, or any other dimension of individuality. Our staff come from across the globe, including 13 different countries and four continents.
In fact, 60% of all staff are female and more than 70% of leadership positions are held by women. And across the eight countries that Animal Equality works in, we hire locally so that we can best adjust our programming to maximise the impact for animals.
HELPING ANIMALS ACROSS THE GLOBE
As a global organisation, Animal Equality has a network of offices in eight countries:
the UK, Mexico, Brazil, Germany, Italy, Spain, India, and the US.
ANIMAL EQUALITY'S UK TEAM
Executive Director, UK
A multidimensional approach to helping animals: Animal Equality combines four different strategic approaches to ensure progress for animals.
BY THE NUMBERS
countries in which Animal Equality is present
staff members working
to protect farmed animals
facilities that imprison or
abuse animals have been investigated
at an international level
people have taken action
to end animal abuse
followers on our
global social media
Animal Equality has received international recognition for its investigations, corporate campaigns and innovative campaigns.
ANIMAL CHARITY EVALUATORS
Animal Equality is considered one of the most effective and impactful animal protection organisations in the world according to Animal Charity Evaluators (ACE).
ACE is an independent non-profit dedicated to finding and promoting the most effective ways to help animals. Animal Equality has earned ACE’s Top Charity, its highest ranking, three out of the last four years.
Animal Equality is proud to have been nominated and shortlisted for two consecutive years for the 2017 and 2018 Raindance Film Festival ‘Best Social Impact VR Experience’ award!
Best 360 video of German Video Awards
In June 2016, Animal Equality’s iAnimal film won the ‘Best 360° film’ at the German Web Video Awards.
This important award was a recognition for all the hard work our investigators have put in while filming factory farms and slaughterhouses, and proof that animals are becoming more visible in society.
What others say about us
I believe it's our right to know what is really happening behind closed doors. And now, thanks to Animal Equality's investigations, we have the power to see, understand and take action.
Kat Von D
Artist and enterpreneur