We are a team of committed and passionate advocates dedicated to creating a more compassionate world for animals.
Photo: Jo-Anne McArthur / We Animals
WHO WE ARE
Animal Equality was founded in 2006 by Sharon Nunez, Javier Moreno, and Jose Valle with one mission: to protect animals. The enthusiasm for and commitment to that mission has only grown since then and has enabled us to deliver impactful results for animals.
Today, Animal Equality is one of the most effective advocates for farmed animals in the world, working on four continents on behalf of farmed animals. We are working in countries where there is the most opportunity to create lasting, systemic change for animals. We work with society, governments, and companies so that we can achieve our vision: a world in which all animals are protected and respected.
What we stand for
As an international animal protection organization, we work to end cruelty to farmed animals.
Whether we’re working to educate the public on the horrific reality inside factory farms and slaughterhouses, asking governments to adopt laws that protect animals, or encouraging major companies to implement policies that benefit animals, we never lose sight of our main goal: reduce animal suffering.
Animal Equality’s vision is a world in which all animals are respected and protected.
Photo: Jo-Anne McArthur / We Animals
Animal Equality is an international organization, working with society, governments, and companies to end cruelty to farmed animals.
Photo: Javier Gamonal
Animal Equality’s values are compassion, determination, and effectiveness.
HELPING ANIMALS ACROSS THE GLOBE
As a global organization, Animal Equality has a network of offices in eight countries:
the United States, Mexico, Brazil, Germany, Italy, Spain, India, and the United Kingdom.
ANIMAL EQUALITY'S INTERNATIONAL LEADERSHIP
President and Co-founder
Co-founder and Executive Vice President
Co-founder and Executive Director, Spain
International Director of Operations
International Director of Investigations
International Director of IT & Systems, Germany
International Director of Philanthropy
International Director of Corporate Outreach
Director of Finance, United States
Acting Executive Director, Animal Equality UK
Executive Director, Animal Equality India
Executive Director, Igualdad Animal Mexico
Executive Director, Animal Equality Brazil
Acting Executive Director, Animal Equality Germany
Executive Director, Animal Equality Italy
TAKING PRIDE IN DIVERSITY
At Animal Equality, diversity and inclusion have been embedded in our values since we were founded in 2006. We seek to build a diverse organization of people regardless of their race, sexual orientation, religion, age, gender, disability status, or any other dimension of individuality. Our staff comes from across the globe, including 13 different countries and four continents.
In fact, 60% of all staff are female and more than 70% of leadership positions are held by women. And across the eight countries that Animal Equality works in, we hire locally so that we can best adjust our programming to maximize the impact on animals.
A multidimensional approach to helping animals. Animal Equality combines four different strategic approaches to ensure progress for animals.
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Animal Equality has received international recognition for its investigations, corporate outreach campaigns and innovative educational programs.
ANIMAL CHARITY EVALUATORS
Animal Equality is considered one of the most effective and impactful animal protection organizations in the world according to Animal Charity Evaluators (ACE).
ACE is an independent non-profit dedicated to finding and promoting the most effective ways to help animals. Animal Equality has earned ACE’s Top Charity, its highest ranking, three out of the last four years.
Animal Equality is proud to be a GuideStar Platinum participant–the highest level.
GuideStar is the world’s largest source of information on nonprofit organizations, providing in-depth non-profit organization profiles in order to promote more informed philanthropy. As a GuideStar Platinum participant, Animal Equality demonstrates quantitative metrics on the progress we’re making toward our mission of ending cruelty to farmed animals.
2019 Top Rated Nonprofit from GreatNonprofits
The GreatNonprofits Top-Rated Awards is the one and only people’s choice award where volunteers, donors, and people served by nonprofits are asked to share stories of inspiration and express their appreciation for the work they do.
Animal Equality is proud to be considered a Top Rated Nonprofit by our supporters and grateful to be awarded the GreatNonprofits, which is the second most trusted rating seal after the Better Business Bureau’s.
Best 360 video from the German Video Awards
In June 2016, Animal Equality’s iAnimal film won the ‘Best 360° film’ from the German Web Video Awards.
This important award was received in recognition of all the hard work our investigators have put into filming factory farms and slaughterhouses, and a proof that animals are becoming more visible in our society.
What others say about us
I believe it's our right to know what is really happening behind closed doors. And now, thanks to Animal Equality's investigations, we have the power to see, understand, and take action.
Kat Von D
Artist and enterpreneur