ACE currently recommends The Humane League (THL) and Mercy For Animals (MFA). Both organizations have strong track records in evaluating their own tactics and making changes based on what seems most effective. THL focuses on a blend of local and online grassroots outreach and evaluative efforts, whereas MFA primarily works on undercover investigations and online outreach. Despite having different approaches to animal advocacy, both perform well on our detailed criteria. For more information, please read more about our recommendations of THL and MFA.
ACE acknowledges the Farm Animal Protection Campaign of the Humane Society of the United States (FAPC) and the Farm Animal Rights Movement (FARM) as standout organizations. This means that we think they are potentially high impact based on our criteria, but that for various reasons they did not warrant a spot as one of our top charities. FAPC works to reduce or eliminate the worst cruelties inflicted on farm animals through legal and corporate outreach, and by conducting undercover investigations. FARM primarily focuses on pay-per-view outreach, and hosts the animal rights conference each year. For more information, please read our in-depth reviews of FAPC and FARM.