Last Chance for Animals

Last Chance for Animals ( LCA ) is an American nonprofit organization that advocates for animal rights. It is known for its documentaries, deal with dogs , and for his investigations on the use of animals for testing purposes.


The organization was founded in 1984 by Hollywood actor Chris DeRose as a group to oppose vivisection. In the organization’s early years, DeRose led groups of activists who use non-violent strategies modeled after social movements led by such leaders as Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr.


Last chance for animals intended to eliminate animal exploitation through direct action, education, investigation, legislation and media attention. LCA opposes the use of animals for food and clothing production, scientific experiments, and entertainment. LCA also promotes a cruelty-free lifestyle and the name of the rights of non-human creatures. They support veganism and oppose animal experiments.

Because their budget and staff increased from 2000 and LCA expanded its focus beyond vivisection. LCA is now also focusing on pet theft, fur trade, and the spectacle, and it has also focused on animal use in other forms of entertainment, as well as the large-scale “factory” farming issues. The organization also provides money and support for animal rescue missions that occur in areas hit hard by the 2011 tsunami in Japan.


Their special investigations unit to perform stings, investigations, and under-cover camera work. In 2012, in an attempt to lure alleged kitten torturer (and convicted murderer Lin Jun) Luka Magnotta to contact them, they wrote “fan video” of Magnotta online. [1] [2] At the time, Magnotta was hidden in Europe with law enforcement in Canada and Europe searching for him. According to LCA, they were in contact “with several people who may have been Luka, or close associates of Luka” and “the information was handed over to law enforcement.” [1]

judicial decisions

In 2004, due to increased pressure from LCA supporters, the Supreme Court of New Jersey interrupted bear hunting season before it began in December. [Citation needed ] In 2007, its investigation cockfighting in Arkansas led to the country’s largest cockfighting ring bust. [ Citation needed ]


  1. ^ Jump up to: ab “Animal rights activists claim responsibility for Video Link Luka Magnotta For Hollywood Sign Killing”. New York Observer. June 6, 2012. .
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