Animal Equality

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.

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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.

Our vision

Animal Equality’s vision is a world in which all animals are respected and protected.

Our mission

Animal Equality is an international organisation, working with society, governments and companies to end cruelty to farmed animals.

Our values

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


Toni Shephard

Executive Director, UK

Abigail Penny

Operations Manager

Kate Werner

Campaigns Manager

Olaf Garvey

Development Manager

Sally Ivens

Communications Coordinator

Tim Ridgway

Administrative Officer

OUR WORK


A multidimensional approach to helping animals: Animal Equality combines four different strategic approaches to ensure progress for animals.

BY THE NUMBERS


8

countries in which Animal Equality is present

83

staff members working
to protect farmed animals

700

facilities that imprison or
abuse animals have been investigated

25,000+

committed volunteers
at an international level

2 MILLION

people have taken action
to end animal abuse

4.4 MILLION

followers on our
global social media

RECOGNITION


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.

RAINDANCE


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