Animal Equality

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Animal Equality
Animal Equality logo.jpg
Founded 2006
Founder Sharon Núñez, Javier Moreno and Jose Valle
Focus Animal rights
Location
Area served
Spain, UK, India, Italy, Germany, Mexico and Venezuela
Method Education, investigation, open rescues
Key people
President and International Spokesperson Sharon Núñez
Slogan In defense of animals[citation needed]
Website www.animalequality.net

Animal Equality is an international non-profit animal rights organization whose purpose is "to achieve equal consideration and respect for animals." This approach challenges the concept of speciesism, which considers animals as merely property and thereby of lesser value than humans.[1]

Animal Equality is active in the United Kingdom, India, Spain, Italy, Germany and Venezuela. Its activities are concentrated in the cities of London, Pune, Madrid, Barcelona, Rome, Stuttgart and Caracas.

Mission[edit]

Animal Equality works to achieve a long-term social change, where all animals are treated with compassion and respect, through major campaigns, proactive educational initiatives, investigations, corporate vegan outreach, and legal advocacy. By educating the public about animal issues, it motivates them to move towards a vegan diet and provides useful resources to help them.

Animal Equality focuses its attention on the four main areas in which animals suffer most: farmed animals, clothing trade, laboratories, and the entertainment industry.

Activities[edit]

Animal Equality organises street demonstrations and protests[2] to promote respect for animals, and carries out major campaigns, as well as proactive educational initiatives, investigations, corporate vegan outreach and legal advocacy.

On 21 January 2009, in a program called Diario de, Telecinco broadcast images of an assault on the Saragossa bullring carried out by Animal Equality and its raid on a warehouse with 40,000 hens, intended to expose the exploitation of these birds.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Javier Moreno: "No somos los propietarios de los animales", El Periódico de Aragón, 28 October 2008 (Spanish)
  2. ^ Protesta antitaurina ante un toro de Osborne 27 April 2008 Madrid Diario (Spanish)
  3. ^ Desobediencia civil, Diario de - Telecinco, 18 January 2009 (Spanish)

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