List of Organizations

This list represents organizations that we examined in some way during our recommendation process. We have categorized each organization by their type of work and status. In total, we have considered over 150 animal organizations, conducted shallow investigations on 50 farm animal charities, and conducted a deeper analysis of 12 charities. We also considered two organizations which requested not to be listed here.


Humane Societies/Companion Animal Shelters
General Animal Rights
Industrial Agriculture
General Animal Welfare
Animal Testing and Vivisection
Meat Alternatives and Lab Meat
Wild Animal Rescue and Shelter
Legal and Legislative
Animal Meta-charity

Charities Not Considered

Organization Review Organization Type
Top Charities
Animal Equality  
Mercy For Animals (MFA)  
The Humane League  
Standout Charities
Albert Schweitzer Foundation  
Farm Animal Rights Movement (FARM)  
Humane Society of the United States' Farm Animal Protection Campaign  
Vegan Outreach  
Charities Considered
America For Animals  
Animals Australia  
Anonymous for Animal Rights  
A Well Fed World  
British Hen Welfare Trust  
Canadian Coalition for Farm Animals  
Carnism Action and Awareness Network  
Christian Vegetarian Association  
Compassion in World Farming USA (CIWF)  
Compassion Over Killing (COK)  
Compassionate Action for Animals  
Factory Farming Awareness Coalition 
Federation of Indian Animal Protection Organizations (FIAPO)  
Global Animal Partnership  
Help Animals India  
Movement for Compassionate Living  
New Harvest  
Vegetarian Society  
269 Life*  
Animal Aid*  
Animal Place*  
Animal Protection and Rescue League*  
Animals' Angels*  
Association Against Animal Factories*  
Beyond Factory Farming*  
Canadians for the Ethical Treatment of Food Animals (CETFA)*  
Catskill Animal Sanctuary*  
Chicken Out! Vancouver Humane Society*  
Compassion for Animals*  
Eurogroup for Animals*  
Farm Forward*  
Farm Sanctuary*  
Food Animal Concerns Trust*  
Food Empowerment Project*  
Humane Farm Animal Care*  
Humane Farming Association*  
Humane Slaughter Association*  
Humane Society International*  
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)*  
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine*  
The Monday Campaigns*  
Vegan Australia*  
Vegan Society*  
Vegetarian Resource Group*  
VINE Sanctuary*  
Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary*  
600 Million Dogs  
Abolitionist Approach  
ACTAsia For Animals  
Alley Cat Allies  
American Humane Association  
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA)  
Americans For Medical Advancement  
Animal Chaplains  
Animal Defenders International (ADI)  
Animal Defense League  
Animal Ethics  
Animal Law Coalition  
Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF)
Animal Liberation Press Office  
Animal Liberation Victoria  
Animal Protection Institute (API)  
Animal Recovery Mission  
Animal Rescue Corps  
Animal Rights Action Network (ARAN)  
Animal Rights Party USA  
Animal Rights UK  
Animal Welfare Institute (AWI)  
Animals and Society Institute  
Anti-Cruelty Society (Chicago)  
Arizona Humane Society  
Bat Conservation International  
Bat World Sanctuary  
Beauty without Cruelty  
Best Friends Animal Society  
Big Cat Rescue  
Born Free Foundation  
British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection (BUAV)  
Canadian Farm Animal Care Trust  
Care for the Wild (Int., UK)  
Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing  
Center for Biological Diversity (CBD)  
Centre for Animals and Social Justice  
Coalition to Abolish the Fur Trade (CAFT)  
Ducks Unlimited  
Especismo Cero  
Foundation A.MAR.TE  
Friends of Animals (FoA)  
Grey2K USA  
Hooves and Angels  
Houston Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (HSPCA)  
Humane Alliance  
Humane Party (US)  
Humane Research Council  
Humane Society of Huron Valley (HSHV)  
Humane Watch  
In Defense of Animals (IDA)  
Indraloka Animal Sanctuary  
International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW)  
International Primate Protection League  
International Society for Animal Rights  
It's Meow or Never for Ferals  
Kent Action Against Live Exports (KAALE)  
L214 Ethique et Animaux  
Last Chance for Animals (LCA)  
Lobster Liberation Front (LLF)  
Maddie's Fund  
Marine Connection  
Massachusetts Animal Rights Coalition  
Michigan Humane Society  
Monkey Madness Primate Sanctuary  
National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS)  
National Museum of Animals and Society  
New England Anti-Vivisection Society (NEAVS)  
Pallets of Pet Food for American Shelters  
Party for the Animals USA  
Pennsylvania Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals  
People for Animal Liberation (PAL)  
Performing Animal Welfare Society (PAWS)  
PetSmart Charities  
Primate Freedom Project  
Protection Mondiale des Animaux de Ferme (PMAF)  
RedRover- United Animal Nations  
Respect For All Animals Ministry (RFAAM)  
Responsible Policies for Animals (RPA)  
Revolución Animal  
Sanctuary One  
Sea Shepherd Conservation Society  
Showing Animals Respect and Kindness (SHARK)  
Society for Animal Protective Legislation (SAPL)
Soceity of Animal Welfare Administrators  
SPEAK (Society for the Promotion of Education in Animal Kindness)  
Stop Animal Exploitation Now (SAEN)  
The Animal A.R.K.  
The Blue Cross Veterinary Hospital  
The Party for the Animals (Dutch)  
Toronto Pig Save  
WDCS (Whale and Dolphin Conservation Socitey)  
Wolf Preservation Foundation (WPF)  
World Event to End Animal Cruelty (WEEAC)  
World Animal Protection  
Animal Charity Evaluators‡  
Direct Action Everywhere†  

* Declined to be reviewed.
† Voluntarily removed from consideration, usually due to donations made to ACE from organizational leadership.
‡ Not considered because the group falls outside our scope of consideration or because of a conflict of interest.