Animal Aid

Animal Aid , which was founded in 1977 by Jean Rosa, is a British animal rights organization. [1] The group campaigns peace against all forms of animal abuse – including consumption of animal food and their use for medical research – and promotes a cruelty-free lifestyle. It also examines and exposes animal cruelty.

 

Animal Aid conducting covert investigations, [2] giving campaign reports, brochures and Fact Files, as well as educational videos and other resources. They also offer a quarterly magazine and a sales catalog of cruelty-free products.

Aims and Objectives

Animal Aid was founded in January 1977 to work with all peaceful means an end to animal cruelty. The organization is a non-profit limited company run by a volunteer council of management. It has not been applied to be a charity, so that it can use its sometimes controversial campaigns. Its objectives are:

  • To increase public awareness of the abuse of animals in our society, especially in vivisection laboratories and factory farms and to educate public opinion to demand, by all legal means, the elimination of all animal testing, factory farming and all other forms of animal abuse.
  • To examine existing legislation on issues related to the above objectives or related aspects and promote social, legal and administrative reforms in order to promote the above objectives.
  • To prevent the use of animals.
  • To educate the public and in particular young people a sense of moral responsibility towards animals.
  • The promotion, in general, a lifestyle that does not involve the abuse of animals.
  • To collect and disseminate among the members and the public at large, to information on all matters relating to the above objectives and purposes it out, issue and distribute newspapers, magazines, books, circulars and other literary matter and produce film and audiovisual material, and to promote, sponsor, procure or assist in any way, courses or lectures or other instructions in the promotion of such goals. [3]

celebrity supporters

Animal Aid has had a long list of celebrity supporters, including Thom Yorke, Stella McCartney, Richard Wilson, Wendy Turner Webster, Massive Attack, Alexei Sayle, Benjamin Zephaniah, Martin Shaw, Chrissie Hynde, Alan Davies, Peter Tatchell and Reverend Professor Andrew Linzey and the late Tony Benn.

Dr. Charlotte Uhlenbroek, the primatologist has supported the Animal Aid campaign against primate experiments, said: “. I have yet to hear a convincing enough scientific arguments that justify the suffering of primates in medical research ” [4]

promotions

Promotions Animal Aid [5] include:

  • Victims of Charity This aims to convince the medical research charity to stop funding animal experiments and the use of methods such as epidemiological studies; in vitro research with human cells and tissue cultures; clinical trials; human autopsy studies; computerized patient drug databases and for marketing; mathematical models and computer simulations and non-invasive imaging techniques. Since the launch of the campaign, has two major charitable organizations committed to stop funding animal experiments. [6] [7]
  • Slaughter Animal Aid uses hidden cameras to film in British slaughterhouses. It has found illegal cruelty in nine out of ten slaughterhouses visited so far. Since the launch of the campaign, all the major supermarket chains agreed to insist that their suppliers fit cameras in their slaughterhouses. [8] Animal Aid campaigns for mandatory supervised independence CCTV in all UK slaughterhouses. [9] [10]
  • Horse This aims to end the commercial horse racing, and as a first step, a ban on the use of the whip except for safety reasons. Whip regulations have been slightly tightened since the launch of the campaign. Race Horse Deathwatch [11] is Animal Aid’s online database which records blooded deaths on British racecourses. [12]
  • Game bird shooting campaigns Animal Aid for an end to the production and shooting of animals for pleasure. Some 50 million pheasants and partridges intensively cultivated every year so that they can be released and shot for sport. [13] In 2010, the outgoing Labour government was going to ban the metal cages where thousands of egg-producing pheasants and partridges are limited to their productive lives. But this was changed by the incoming coalition government. [14] continues its Animal Aid campaign cages should be banned. [15] [16]
  • Veganism Animal Aid promotes a cruelty-free diet, and offers free cooking demonstrations at schools, and send out free information package and other literature. A central feature of the campaign is the big Vegan Challenge, which is held each November. [17]

Christmas Fayre 

Animal Aid July Fayre is held every year on the first Sunday in December, in London, England, to promote a cruelty-free lifestyle.

There are goods for sale, including fair trade crafts and jewelry, animal-friendly cosmetics, recycled products, eco-friendly clothing, non-leather boots and shoes and seasonal cards and gifts. There is a lecture program throughout the day, plus a variety of vegan food. It is marketed as a family.

It is also an annual Southwest Christmas without ferocity Fayre held in Exeter, England.

References

  1. Jump up ^ “Database of Archives of NGOs”. www.dango.bham.ac.uk. Pulled 10/13/2015.
  2. Jump up ^ “Animal Aid: Undercover investigations”. www.animalaid.org.uk. Pulled 10/13/2015.
  3. Jump up ^ “Animal Aid: Goals and targets.” www.animalaid.org.uk. Pulled 10/13/2015.
  4. Jump up ^ “Animal Aid: History of the campaign to stop the Cambridge University build a massive ape research center”. www.animalaid.org.uk. Pulled 10/13/2015.
  5. Jump up ^ “Animal Aid: Campaigns Animal Aid”. www.animalaid.org.uk. Pulled 10/13/2015.
  6. Jump up ^ “Major charity stops funding animal testing | victims of charity “. www.victimsofcharity.org. Pulled 10/13/2015.
  7. Jump up ^ “Care and Research”. Marie Curie. Pulled 10/13/2015.
  8. Jump up ^ Meikle, James. “Supermarkets force slaughterhouses to fit CCTV after secret film exposes abuses’. Guardian. Pulled 10/13/2015.
  9. Jump up ^ “Slaughter CCTV | Animal Aid campaign for mandatory CCTV and independent monitoring of all UK slaughterhouses. “. www.slaughterhousecctv.org.uk. Pulled 10/13/2015.
  10. Jump up ^ “Secret halal slaughterhouse film reveals” horrible “animal abuse”. Telegraph.co.uk. Pulled 10/13/2015.
  11. Jump up ^ “Race Horse Deathwatch”. www.horsedeathwatch.com. Pulled 10/13/2015.
  12. Jump up ^ “shocking picture shows race horse champion Wigmore Hall destroyed at the packed course”. mirror. Pulled 10/13/2015.
  13. Jump up ^ “Beware the invasion of 50 million pheasants shooting season starts.” Express.co.uk. Pulled 10/13/2015.
  14. Jump up ^ “The big animals aside the betrayal.” The Independent. Pulled 10/13/2015.
  15. Jump up ^ “Animal Aid:” Game “hunting”. www.animalaid.org.uk. Pulled 10/13/2015.
  16. Jump up ^ “Early day motion 402 – USE OF BIRDS cages to rear for shooting.” British Parliament. Pulled 10/13/2015.
  17. Jump up ^ “Take the big Vegan Challenge ‘. www.govegan.org.uk. Pulled 10/13/2015.