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Animal Aid logo

Animal Aid is the United Kingdom's largest animal rights group and one of the longest established in the world, having been founded in 1977. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (2400x2580, 246 KB) Licensing This is a logo of an organization, item, or event, and is protected by copyright and/or trademark. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (2400x2580, 246 KB) Licensing This is a logo of an organization, item, or event, and is protected by copyright and/or trademark. ... The logo of the Great Ape Project, which is campaigning for a Declaration on Great Apes. ... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ...


Andrew Tyler is the director of Animal Aid. Andrew Tyler is the director of Animal Aid, the UKs largest animal rights organization. ...

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Organisation

Animal Aid campaigns peacefully against all forms of animal abuse and promotes a cruelty-free lifestyle including the promotion of Vegetarianism and Veganism. The emphasis on peace in campaigning has always been important to Animal Aid. The group investigates and exposes alleged animal cruelty, and their undercover investigations and other evidence are often used by the media, bringing these issues to public attention. An advertising campaign is a series of advertisement messages that share a single idea and theme which make up an integrated marketing communication (IMC). ... Cruelty-free is a movement which seeks to avoid all products of cruelty. ... Vegetarianism is the practice of not consuming meat, with or without the use of other animal derivatives, such as dairy products or eggs. ... The logo of the worlds first Vegan Society, registered in 1944 [3] Veganism is a philosophy and lifestyle that avoids using animals and animal products for food, clothing and other purposes. ...


The Animal Aid Education Department [1] provides a range of resources and services [2] for teachers and students and a free termly education newsletter and there is a national network of school speakers who offer free talks on a wide range of topics including animal rights, animal experiments, hunting and vegetarianism. A newsletter is a regularly distributed publication generally about one main topic that is of interest to its subscribers. ... Filmed by PETA, Covance primate-testing lab, Vienna, Virginia, 2004-5. ... A hunter on horseback shoots at deer or elk with a bow. ... For animals adapted to eat primarily plants, sometimes referred to as vegetarian animals, see Herbivore. ...


Animal Aid produces campaign reports [al rights, animal experiments, hunting and vegetarianism.], leaflets [3] and factfiles [4], plus educational and undercover videos [5], many of which are available online and there is a quarterly magazine [6], a regular campaigners bulletin, and a sales catalogue with cruelty-free products. They take part in hundreds of media interviews every year and distribute thousands of information packs [7]. A leaflet in botany is a part of a compound leaf. ...


Since 1997, Animal Aid has produced an annual "Mad Science Awards" ceremony [8], where it highlights "pointless and grotesque scientific research", awarding the "winners" with a statue of a beagle being stabbed with a scalpel. 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Animal rights
Activists
Greg Avery
David Barbarash
Rod Coronado
Juliet Gellatley
Barry Horne
Ronnie Lee
Keith Mann
Ingrid Newkirk
Andrew Tyler
Jerry Vlasak
Robin Webb
Groups/campaigns
Animal Aid
Animal Liberation Front
AL movement
Animal Rights Militia
BUAV
Great Ape Project
Justice Department
PETA  · SPEAK
SHAC  · Viva!
Issues
Animal rights
Animal testing
Speciesism
Cases
Britches
Cambridge University
Pit of despair
Silver Spring monkeys
Unnecessary Fuss
Writers
Steven Best
Jeremy Bentham
Stephen R. L. Clark
Gary Francione
Gill Langley
Tom Regan
Richard D. Ryder
Peter Singer
Steven M. Wise
Categories
AL movement
Animal rights
WikiProject
Animal rights

ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (1200x1600, 394 KB) Chacma Baboon (Papio ursinus) File links The following pages link to this file: Chacma Baboon ... The logo of the Great Ape Project, which is campaigning for a Declaration on Great Apes. ... Greg Avery (born 1963), also known as Greg Jennings and Greg Harrison, is a British animal rights activist and co-founder of Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty (SHAC), an international campaign to force the closure of Huntingdon Life Sciences (HLS), a controversial animal-testing company with bases in Huntingdon, England, and... David Barbarash is the North American press officer for the Animal Liberation Front. ... Rod Coronado Rodney Adam Coronado is an American eco-anarchist and animal rights activist. ... Juliet Gellatley is a British writer and animal rights activist. ... Barry Horne Barry Horne was a British animal rights activist who died of kidney failure in Ronkswood Hospital, Worcester on November 5, 2001, following a series of four hunger strikes while serving an 18-year sentence for planting incendiary devices. ... Ronnie Lee is a British animal rights activist, and founder of the Animal Liberation Front. ... Keith Mann is a British animal-rights campaigner, believed to be a senior Animal Liberation Front activist. ... Ingrid Newkirk, co-founder and president of PETA Ingrid Newkirk (born July 11, 1949) is a British-born animal rights activist, author, and president of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), the worlds largest animal rights organization. ... Andrew Tyler is the director of Animal Aid, the UKs largest animal rights organization. ... Jerry Vlasak is a U.S. physician and prominent member of several controversial nonprofit organizations, including Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine and the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. ... Robin Webb appearing on Channel 4s Dispatches Robin Webb runs the Animal Liberation Press Office in the UK. He was previously a member of the ruling council of the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA), and a director of Animal Aid. ... Beagles removed by British ALF activists from a testing laboratory owned by the Boots Group. ... The animal liberation movement or animal rights movement is the worldwide movement of individual activists, academics, and groups who campaign or engage in direct action against the use of non-human animals in animal testing, the meat, dairy, and fur farming industries, and in entertainment and sports. ... The Animal Rights Militia (ARM) is a name used by animal-rights activists who are prepared to carry out acts of violence against human beings. ... The British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection is a pressure group based near Highbury Corner in North London, United Kingdom that campaigns peacefully against vivisection. ... The logo of The Great Ape Project, which aims to expand moral equality to great apes, and to foster greater understanding of them by humans. ... The Justice Department is a militant animal-rights organization, set up in Britain in 1993, and active there and in the United States. ... People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals logo People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is the largest animal rights organization in the world. ... SPEAK is a British animal rights campaign that aims to end animal experimentation and vivisection in the UK. The campaign was born out of Stop Primate Experimentation at Cambridge (SPEAC), [1] a campaign set up to oppose the construction at the University of Cambridge of a new primate research facility... A monkey inside Huntingdon Life Sciences in the United States. ... Viva!, or Vegetarians International Voice For Animals, Founded by Juliet Gellatley in 1995, is an animal-rights based organisation which promotes vegetarianism and veganism. ... The logo of the Great Ape Project, which is campaigning for a Declaration on Great Apes. ... Filmed by PETA, Covance primate-testing lab, Vienna, Virginia, 2004-5. ... The relevance of particular information in (or previously in) this article or section is disputed. ... Britches after being removed from the laboratory by the Animal Liberation Front Britches was the name given by researchers to a stumptail macaque monkey who was born into a breeding colony at the University of California, Riverside in March 1985. ... A marmoset inside Cambridge University, filmed by BUAV The use of primates in experiments at Cambridge University is controversial, first coming to widespread public attention in the UK following undercover investigations lasting ten months in 1998 by the British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection (BUAV), the results of which... The pit of despair, sometimes called the well of despair, is the name of an experiment conducted on rhesus macaque monkeys by American comparative psychologist Harry Harlow at the University of Wisconsin during the 1970s. ... The Silver Spring monkeys were 17 monkeys kept in small wire cages inside the Institute of Behavioral Research in Silver Spring, Maryland, by Dr. Edward Taub, who was researching regeneration of severed nerves with a grant from the National Institute of Health (NIH). ... Unnecessary Fuss is the name of a film produced by Ingrid Newkirk and Alex Pacheco of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), showing footage shot inside the University of Pennsylvanias Head Injury Clinic in Philadelphia, described by the university as the longest standing and most respected center... -1... Jeremy Bentham (IPA: or ) (February 15, 1748 O.S. (February 26, 1748 N.S.) – June 6, 1832) was an English jurist, philosopher, and legal and social reformer. ... Dr. Stephen Clark Stephen Richard Lyster Clark (born October 30, 1945) is a British philosopher and international authority on animal rights, currently professor of philosophy and Leverhulme Research Fellow at the University of Liverpool. ... Gary Lawrence Francione (1954) is an American law professor at Rutgers University. ... This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ... Tom Regan (born November 28, 1938 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is an American philosopher and animal-rights activist. ... Richard D. Ryder (born 1940) is a British psychologist who, after performing psychology experiments on animals, began to speak out against the practice, and became one of the pioneers of the modern animal liberation and animal rights movements. ... Peter Albert David Singer (born July 6, 1946 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia) is an Australian Humanist and philosopher. ... Steven M. Wise is the author of Though the Heavens May Fall, a book concerning the 18th century trial in England which led to the abolition of slavery. ...

Celebrity Supporters

Anial Aid has a wide range of celebrity supporters, as does Viva!. Some of their supporters include Jilly Cooper, Simon Cowell, Annette Crosbie, Alan Davies (whom also narrated their DVD documentary Wasted Lives, a powerful and incisive video which puts the moral and scientific arguments against animal experimentation.) [9], Stella McCartney, Richard Wilson, Wendy Turner Webster and Massive Attack amongst a score of more [10]. Also, Arsenal, Aston Villa, Everton and West Ham football teams support Animal Aid. [11] Viva!, or Vegetarians International Voice For Animals, Founded by Juliet Gellatley in 1995, is an animal-rights based organisation which promotes vegetarianism and veganism. ... Jilly Cooper (born February 21, 1937), is a British author. ... Simon Philip Cowell (born 7 October 1959) is a British artist and repertoire (A&R) executive for BMG, but is best known as a judge on the television program Pop Idol, American Idol, and The X Factor, where he is notorious for his unsparingly blunt and occasionally controversial criticism of... Annette Crosbie (born February 12, 1934) is a British character actress, best known for her many television appearances. ... Alan Davies, as seen in the Jonathan Creek TV series. ... Stella Nina McCartney (born September 13, 1971) is a British fashion designer. ... Richard Wilson OBE (born July 9, 1936) is a Scottish actor and theatre director, best known for playing Victor Meldrew in the popular BBC situation comedy One Foot in the Grave. ... Wendy Turner Webster is a journalist, TV presenter and Animal Rights campaigner. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... An arsenal is a establishment for the construction, repair, receipt, storage and issue of weapons and ammunition. ... Aston Villa Football Club play at Villa Park in Birmingham, England. ... Everton is a district of Liverpool, Merseyside and a Liverpool City Council Ward. ... This article is about the borough called West Ham, for the football club, see West Ham United F.C. West Ham is in the London Borough of Newham located 6. ...


Living without cruelty

Animal Aid promotes activities for what it terms "cruelty-free living" – including "everyday steps to reduce animal suffering" and organises the Christmas Without Cruelty Fayre. This article needs cleanup. ...


Following Animal Aid campaigns, the John Lewis department store closed its shooting club and Focus DIY store pledged to cease all animal sales. Animal Aid have blocked plans for reptile zoos around the UK and for horse-drawn omnibuses in Oxford. John Lewis is the name of: an American labor leader: see John L. Lewis a philosopher: see John Lewis (philosopher) a jazz pianist: see John Lewis (pianist) an American civil rights activist and member of the U.S. House of Representatives: see John Lewis (politician) a British Singer who released... FOCUS is a software product of Information Builders Inc. ... See also: DIY Network, a cable TV network. ... Giraffes in Sydneys Taronga Zoo Free monkeys islands at the São Paulo Zoo Panda enclosure at Chiang Mai Zoo Visitors feeding and petting tamed marmots at the Parc Animalier des Pyrenées Sea lions at the Melbourne Zoo For other uses of the term Zoo, see Zoo... An early motorized bus - a Benz truck modified by Netphener company (1895) A bus is a large automobile intended to carry numerous persons in addition to the driver and sometimes a conductor. ... Oxford is a city and local government district in Oxfordshire, England, with a population of 134,248 (2001 census). ...


Website

On the Ainimal Aid website [12] viewers will find factfiles and reports from Animal Aid campaigns [13] - from animal experiments [14] to humane research [15], factory farming [16] to vegetarianism [17], sport and leisure [18] and the pet trade [19] to wildlife [20]. You can keep up-to-date with the latest campaign news [21], take part in urgent actions [22], order action packs [23] and even become an Animal Aid member [24].


Fundraising

Over the years Animal Aid has had many elaborate and eye catching events to raise money for their organisation. But they also hold daily collections, outreaches, etc fo rthis purpose. Some of these are:


On Saturday, 2nd September, 2006, Animal Aid's merchandise officer Anna Baker successfully completed her Olympic-distance triathlon, to raise money for Animal Aid. She returned to the Animal Aid office, aching but victorious. [25]


Every two months Animal Aid hold their 'Club Draw' [26] and in 2006 the organisation have increased the size and number of prizes. Participants pay a minimum of £2 per month by standing order, which entitles them to two numbers in the bi-monthly draw. First prize each time is now £300, there are two second prizes of £150 and four third prizes of £75. They also receive free Animal Aid membership, meaning that you receive our quarterly magazine, Outrage, 10% off all Animal Aid merchandise and discounts from many restaurants, bars, holidays and mail order companies. Standing orders minimise Animal Aids admin costs, so, apart from the prizes, as much money as possible goes towards campaigning.


Past, Present and Future

Animal Aid are the major forice in Animal Rights and Vegetarianism in the UK [27]. Animal Aid's annual campaigns generate media coverage and public awareness, and include Veggie Month [28], Horse Racing Awareness Week [29], and the Mad Science Awards [30]. Following Animal Aid campaigns, John Lewis [31] has closed its shooting club and Focus [32] has pledged to cease all animal sales. We have blocked plans for reptile zoos [33] around the country and for horse-drawn omnibuses in Oxford. John Lewis is the name of: an American labor leader: see John L. Lewis a philosopher: see John Lewis (philosopher) a jazz pianist: see John Lewis (pianist) an American civil rights activist and member of the U.S. House of Representatives: see John Lewis (politician) a British Singer who released... Oxford is a city and local government district in Oxfordshire, England, with a population of 134,248 (2001 census). ...


Animal Aid are well known for the organised rallies and protests. [34]


Animal Aid say that they are going "from strength to strength" and are featured regularly in the national press, give countless radio interviews, and almost daily their name pops up in the local media. Animal Aids message is said to be reaching millions of people and is being received loud and clear. [35]


In The News

In November 2004, the UK's largest bird fair - the annual Cage & Aviary Birds Exhibition at which around 100,000 birds (many wild-caught) would have been on sale - had been cancelled. The organisers - publishing giants IPC Media - buckled under relentless pressure from Animal Aid, supported by other animal protection groups and dedicated local campaigners. [36]


On June 13 2006, Animal Aid's Director, Andrew Tyler, and its horseracing Consultant, Dene Stansall, took the issue of the scandalously high levels of equine death and injury to Parliament when it debated the Chief Executive of racing's governing body. [37] and, as part of Animal Aid's call for a ban on the use of the whip, a PVC-clad dominatrix attended Ascot's Ladies Day to invite punters to offer their own rumps for a whipping. [38] Andrew Tyler is the director of Animal Aid, the UKs largest animal rights organization. ...


Animal Aid promote Vegetarianism and Veganism through their plblicised food fayres [39] [40]


In July 2006 Animal Aid exposed the game shooting industries tax 'irregularities'. [41]


Also in July 2006 the Imperial War Museum in London launches The Animals' War - an exhibition commemorating the animals who have died in worldwide conflicts. To coincide with this, Animal Aid produced a brand new booklet - Animals: The Hidden Victims of War. Where others celebrate the bravery of animals, we remember the reality: that animals are victims, not heroes of war. [42] Imperial War Museum, Lambeth, London The original location of the Imperial War Museum was the Crystal Palace, located at the top of Sydenham Hill. ...


In August 2006 Animal Aid began a campaign to get Supermarkets to become more Vegetarian friendly [43]


To mark and support International Primate Day on 1st September every year, in 2006 Animal Aid has joined other leading animal protection groups in calling for a ban on primate experiments throughout the European Union. [44] [45]


Cambridge University Controversy

Full article on Animal experiments at Cambridge A marmoset inside Cambridge University, filmed by BUAV The use of primates in experiments at Cambridge University is controversial, first coming to widespread public attention in the UK following undercover investigations lasting ten months in 1998 by the British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection (BUAV), the results of which...


Animal Aid has been and continues to be at the centre [46] of the long campaign against Cambridge University's proposed new primate research laboratory, where monkeys would have been used to study human diseases.


BBC Controversy

On January 27th 2004 the BBC Radio 4's Today programme broadcast a recorded interview with Animal Aid director, Andrew Tyler. [47] This was the day the news broke that Cambridge University was to abandon its plans for the research centre. [48] The British Broadcasting Corporation, invariably known as the BBC (and also informally known as the Beeb or Auntie) is the largest public broadcasting corporation in the world. ... Andrew Tyler is the director of Animal Aid, the UKs largest animal rights organization. ...


Tylers' interview was carefully edited to omit two key facts: that Prescott's own Inspector ruled against the University [49] and that, as a consequence, we were now taking Prescott to court. [50]


While Andrew was ruthlessly edited, Colin Blakemore of the Medical Research Council and a spokesman for the University were allowed free rein in the studio to create the impression that the University's decision to abandon its plans was a victory for moronic violence over democracy.


Blakemore was even allowed to state - unchallenged - that reasoned argument played no part in the objectors' case. The BBC admitted that it was 'unfair' to allow Blakemore to make this statement unchallenged.


An article in The Times described the governors' decision as 'the first major ruling involving the current affairs programme since the Hutton report'.


See also

The Johns Hopkins Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing (JHCAAT or CAAT) declares on its website: See also: The University of California Center for Animal Alternatives Dr Hadwen Trust External links CAAT Home Page - official site. ... The UC Center for Animal Alternatives works in two ways: (1)disseminating up to date information on alternatives to animal experiments and (2)providing animal experimenters with information on the most current methods for improving all aspects of animal care. ... The Dr Hadwen Trust is a registered medical research charity which has been developing alternatives to replace animal experiments for 30 years. ... A fox hunt Fox hunting is a form of hunting for foxes using a pack of scent hounds. ... The logo of the Great Ape Project, which is campaigning for a Declaration on Great Apes. ... Filmed by PETA, Covance primate-testing lab, Vienna, Virginia, 2004-5. ... Peter Albert David Singer (born July 6, 1946 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia) is an Australian Humanist and philosopher. ... Tom Regan (born November 28, 1938 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is an American philosopher and animal-rights activist. ... -1... Richard D. Ryder (born 1940) is a British psychologist who, after performing psychology experiments on animals, began to speak out against the practice, and became one of the pioneers of the modern animal liberation and animal rights movements. ...

External links

  • Animal Aid website

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