Animal Ethics Organizations
Directory of 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 Animal Protection
As WSPA (World Society for the Protection of Animals) we’ve moved the world to protect animals for the last 30 years. Our name may have changed, but our work – and our determination to protect animals – remains the same.
We protect the world’s animals. We always have done, and we always will. But every day, in every country, millions of animals are suffering. And the more people who know about us, the more animals we can reach. That’s why we need our name to evolve. That’s why we need a name that is clearer, more distinct and more memorable. That’s why we are now World Animal Protection.
In alphabetical order
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.
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.