Animal Aid is the UK's largest animal rights group and one of the longest established in the world, having been founded in 1977. They campaign peacefully against all forms of animal abuse and promote a cruelty free lifestyle. They investigate and expose animal cruelty, and their undercover investigations and other evidence are often used by the media, bringing these issues to public attention.
For more than three decades, the Animal Legal Defense Fund has been fighting to protect the lives and advance the interests of animals through the legal system. Founded in 1979 by attorneys active in shaping the emerging field of animal law, ALDF has blazed the trail for stronger enforcement of anti-cruelty laws and more humane treatment of animals in every corner of American life. Today, ALDF's groundbreaking efforts to push the U.S. legal system to end the suffering of abused animals are supported by thousands of dedicated attorneys and more than 100,000 members.
In the 1980s, animal shelters across America routinely killed cats and dogs as the primary method of handling unwanted pets. Around 17 million animals perished every year. Older, sick and problem animals were the first to go. Then, a group of friends began taking some of those unadoptables to a safe place to heal. With proper care and patience, the vast majority of these animals found loving forever families. The remaining animals spent the rest of their days romping in the new sanctuary. That group of friends who cared so deeply about animals grew and flourished and became Best Friends Animal Society.
Today, Best Friends Animal Society owns nearly 3700 acres of land and lease another 17,000 acres of state and federal land. Nearly 30,000 people visit this wonderful place every year to meet the animals and tour what has become the nation's largest no-kill sanctuary for companion animals.
Born Free USA is a national animal advocacy nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, contributions to which are tax-deductible. Their mission is to end the suffering of wild animals in captivity, rescue individual animals in need, protect wildlife (including highly endangered species) in their natural habitats, and encourage compassionate conservation globally.
Founded in 1947, Defenders of Wildlife is a major american conservation organization focused solely on wildlife and habit conservation and the safeguarding of biodiversity. They believe in the inherent value of wildlife and the natural world, and this singular focus defines their important niche in the environmental and conservation community and serves s the anchor to their organizational values.
House Rabbit Society is a international, nonprofit animal welfare organization based in Richmond, California. Their mission has two parts: rescuing abandoned rabbits and finding permanent adoptive homes for them; and helping people better understand these often misunderstood companion animals. Since HRS was founded in 1988, over 30,000 rabbits have been rescued through their foster homes across the United States. They have chapters in six countries: Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Italy, Singapore and the United States.
Founded in 1983 by Dr. Elliot Katz DVM, In Defense of Animals is an international animal rights and rescue organization dedicated to protecting the rights, welfare and habitats of animals. They are supported by a network of tens of thousands of determined activists, dedicated volunteers, interns and donors. They work to expose and end animal experimentation; protect wildlife and restore balance in their natural habitats; end the exploitation and abuse of wild species living in captivity, protect domestic and wild species worldwide from abuse and slaughter for food, conduct cruelty investigations and rescue operations, and provide veterinary care for sick, abused and orphaned animals in their natural habitat sanctuaries. They also do a lot of work for elephants.
The primary purpose of Midwest Rabbit Rescue and Re-home is to place into permanent and loving homes rabbits that have been abandoned, surrendered or abused. They provide housing, food and care for their rabbits at their rescue and adoption center in Plymouth, Michigan. They are a no-kill rescue, operated entirely by volunteers and funded primarily by donations.
Milo's Sanctuary, Inc. was founded on the belief that all cats deserve a second chance at life, especially those that have disabilities, have been abused or just need someone to understand and love them. They foster in our homes and take in cats and kittens most other rescues won't. They love the special needs kitties, the abused and injured and those with physical disabilities. Their dream is to someday have a sanctuary where the unwanted cats, the ferals, the seniors and the special needs ones will have a safe home to spend the rest of their lives.
Oceana, founded in 2001, is the largest international organization focused solely on ocean conservation. Their offices in North America, South America and Europe work together on a limited number of strategic, directed campaigns to achieve measurable outcomes that will help return the oceans to former levels of abundance. They believe in the importance of science in identifying problems and solutions. Their scientists work closely with their teams of economists, lawyers and advocates to achieve tangible results for the oceans.
PETA is the largest animal rights organization in the world, with more than 3 million members and supporters. They focus their attention on the four areas in which the largest numbers of animals suffer most intensely for the longest periods of time: on factory farms, in the clothing trade, in laboratories and in the entertainment industry. They 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. They work through public education, cruelty investigations, research, animal rescue, legislation, special events, celebrity involvement and protest campaigns.
SaveABunny is an award-winning, 501(c)(3) nonprofit, volunteer-oriented rabbit rescue organization based in Mill Valley, California near San Francisco. They believe that the humane treatment of animals reduces the number of unwanted and homeless animals and contributes to a more tolerant and compassionate society.
The mission of WWF is to build a future in which people live in harmony with nature. From their experience as the world's leading independent conservation body, they know that the well-being of people, wildlife and the environment are closely linked. That's why they take an integrated approach to their work. They are striving to safeguard the natural world, help people live more sustainably and take action against climate change. They spend a lot of time working with communities, politicians and businesses to find solutions so people and nature can thrive. Their projects are innovative, collaborative and based on scientific evidence. They run a number of global initiatives focussing on the regions and challenges where they can make the biggest difference: from the Arctic and the Amazon to responsible fishing.