Animal Ethics Organizations
Directory of Global Animal Ethics Organizations, Associations
Food and Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) / Gateway to Farm Animal Welfare
A single access point for a wide range of information related to the welfare of farm animals. A participatory platform to retrieve and submit information, as well as to engage in commonly developed projects and thematic discussions.
World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE)
The need to fight animal diseases at global level led to the creation of the Office International des Epizooties through the international Agreement signed on January 25th 1924. In May 2003 the Office became the World Organisation for Animal Health but kept its historical acronym OIE.
The OIE is the intergovernmental organisation responsible for improving animal health worldwide. It is recognised as a reference organisation by the World Trade Organization (WTO) and in 2013 had a total of 178 Member Countries. The OIE maintains permanent relations with 45 other international and regional organisations and has Regional and sub-regional Offices on every continent.
World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA)
WSPA is a global animal welfare organisation with a vision of a world where animal welfare matters and animal cruelty has ended.
WSPA’s International office is based in London, registered as a charity and a company in the UK and works with affiliated WSPA offices around the world. WSPA offices are linked together through collaboration agreements ensuring that the organisation works in a unified and consistent way in support of a strategy developed by staff from across the global organisation.
WSPA International is governed by a Board of up to 13 trustees from a wide variety of backgrounds. The Board has statutory duties under the UK Companies and Charities Acts of 2006 for the general management and control of WSPA. With the exception of certain powers which the Board reserves for itself, the Board delegates the day to day management of WSPA to the Chief Executive.
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Animal Mosaic is the largest online community of people working to protect animals around the world. Available in English and Spanish, the website provides information and resources to enable professionals from diverse backgrounds to learn, interact and work together towards a better future for animals. Animal Mosaic, from World Animal Protection (formerly known as the World Society for the Protection of Animals), is maintained for the global animal protection community.
Animal Welfare Institute (AWI)
Since its founding in 1951, AWI has sought to alleviate the suffering inflicted on animals by people. In the organization’s early years, our particular emphasis was on the desperate needs of animals used for experimentation. In the decades that followed, we expanded the scope of our work to address many other areas of animal suffering. Today, one of our greatest areas of emphasis is cruel animal factories, which raise and slaughter pigs, cows, chickens and other animals. The biggest are in our country, and they are expanding worldwide.
For over 100 years the BUAV has been campaigning peacefully to create a world where nobody wants or believes we need to experiment on animals.
The BUAV is widely respected as an authority on animal testing issues and is frequently called upon by governments, media, corporations and official bodies for its advice or expert opinion.
We work lawfully and professionally, building relationships with MPs, MEPs, business leaders and other decision-makers. We also analyse legislation and sit on decision-making panels around the globe to act as the voice for animals in laboratories.
Our dedicated London-based team coordinates an international network of scientists, lawyers, campaigners, investigators, researchers, political lobbyists and supporters.
We do not receive any government funding or lottery money, and rely completely on the generosity of our supporters. To all, we’d like to say thank you.
The BUAV’s work includes: undercover investigations, political lobbying, the promotion of cruelty free products, legal and scientific expertise, media activities.
Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics (CCIC)
The Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics’ (CCIC) Leaping Bunny Program administers a cruelty-free standard and the internationally recognized Leaping Bunny Logo for companies producing cosmetic, personal care, and household products. The Leaping Bunny Program provides the best assurance that no new animal testing is used in any phase of product development by the company, its laboratories, or suppliers.
Cruelty Free International
Established by the BUAV, one of the world’s longest standing and most respected animal protection organisations, Cruelty Free International is the global campaign to end animal testing for cosmetics.
Animal testing for cosmetics still happens. Over 80% of the world still allows animals to be used in cruel and unnecessary cosmetics tests.
People do not want animals to suffer and die for cosmetics and toiletries, and there are many safer and humane ways of testing products and ingredients.
Cruelty Free International is the global campaign, calling on governments and regulators around the world to introduce a ban on the testing of animals for cosmetic products and ingredients.
European Coalition to End Animal Experiments (ECEAE)
The European Coalition to End Animal Experiments (ECEAE) was formed in 1990 by organisations across Europe to successfully campaign to ban cosmetics testing on animals. Today we lead campaigning on all animal testing issues in Europe, and are the only organisation solely dedicated to being a voice for animals in EU laboratories.
The ECEAE pulls together extensive expertise, experience and knowledge from major European animal protection organisations. We work with MEPs and officials to ensure that animals in laboratories are high on the European political agenda. We campaign for humane, modern science and progressive legislation. We also run public education campaigns and work with companies to encourage them to go cruelty free. In all of our work we aim to achieve positive results for animals in laboratories.
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is the largest animal rights organization in the world, with more than 3 million members and supporters.
PETA focuses its attention on the four areas in which the largest numbers of animals suffer the most intensely for the longest periods of time: on factory farms, in the clothing trade, in laboratories, and in the entertainment industry. We also work on a variety of other issues, including the cruel killing of beavers, birds, and other “pests” as well as cruelty to domesticated animals.
PETA works through public education, cruelty investigations, research, animal rescue, legislation, special events, celebrity involvement, and protest campaigns.
In the decade since it was founded, Uncaged has developed a unique campaigning approach which has placed it at the forefront of the anti-vivisection movement.
A highly qualified, experienced and dedicated team of staff brings in-depth knowledge of the political, legal, ethical and scientific issues relevant to animal experimentation.