Naturewatch Foundation

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Naturewatch Foundation
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Founded 1991 (1991)
Founder John Ruane[1]
Type Animal welfare charity
Registration no. 1039679
Focus animal welfare
Area served
 United Kingdom
Method Campaigning, lobbying, humane education

Naturewatch Foundation, founded in 1991 by the late John Ruane, is a registered charity in the UK. Their mission is to "end animal cruelty and advance animal welfare standards around the world".[2]

Naturewatch Foundation run animal welfare campaigns within the United Kingdom, most notably campaigns against animal experiments, puppy farming and badger baiting,[3] as well as running stray animal welfare programmes in Ukraine.[4] They have published The Compassionate Shopping Guide regularly since 1993,[5] endorsing cruelty-free cosmetic and household product brands. They claim to operate the world's strictest endorsement criteria for cruelty-free companies,[6][7] insisting on a fixed cut-off date animal testing policy for both brands and parent companies.[8]

They have sponsored the World Animal Day movement since 2003.[9]



  1. ^ "Naturewatch Foundation - About". Naturewatch. Retrieved 2017-09-20.
  2. ^ "Naturewatch Foundation - About". Naturewatch. Retrieved 2017-09-20.
  3. ^ "Dorset revealed as one of country's hotspots for badger persecution". Dorset Echo. 2017-05-11. Retrieved 2017-09-20.
  4. ^ "Naturewatch Foundation - Campaigns". Naturewatch. Retrieved 2017-09-20.
  5. ^ "Naturewatch Foundation - Naturewatch releases the 13th edition of the Compassionate Shopping Guide". Naturewatch. Retrieved 2017-09-20.
  6. ^ "Naturewatch Foundation - Compassion Over Cruelty". Naturewatch. Retrieved 2017-09-20.
  7. ^ "Stars collaborate for new film to end cosmetic testing on animals". Female First. 2016-10-26. Retrieved 2017-09-20.
  8. ^ "Naturewatch Foundation - FAQs". Naturewatch. Retrieved 2017-09-20.
  9. ^ "Naturewatch Foundation - World Animal Day". Naturewatch. Retrieved 2017-09-20.

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