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Animal Equality International (AEI)

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Animal Equality is an international organization working with societies, governments, and companies to end cruelty to farmed animals. It educates the public on factory farming, inspires compassionate eating, works with companies to change policies, and engages policy-makers to take action for animals.

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Hear directly from Animal Equality about the impact of its investigations:

Animal Equality is an international organization working with societies, governments, and companies to end cruelty to farmed animals. Animal Equality educates the public on the intense cruelty of factory farming and inspires people to adopt compassionate food choices. It works with companies to change their policies to reduce the suffering of animals and engages government policy-makers to take immediate action for animals. Animal Equality investigators have been to more than 700 factory farms and slaughterhouses in eight countries (on three continents), exposing the horrific realities of industrial farming.

Animal Equality’s investigations inside rabbit farms in Italy and Spain have paved the way to end cruel cages for nearly 330 million rabbits in Europe. Its investigation of slaughterhouses in Mexico led to historic initiatives to protect farmed animals in the Mexican Senate. Its drone investigations in India and Spain were the first of their kind. Its investigation inside British pig farms led to the sentencing of two workers on multiple counts of animal cruelty, and its investigation inside Spanish pig farms led to the historical prosecution of two works for animal abuse.

In 2017, Animal Equality released 23 groundbreaking investigations in seven countries, won 42 corporate policies that will end some of the worst forms of cruelty for millions of animals, and appeared in 2,600 media stories with a media reach of over 2.2 billion.

Animal Equality was named a top charity by Animal Charity Evaluators, a distinction earned three out of the last four years, and a testament to its effectiveness, impact, and value.

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