Become a Mercy For Animals Investigator
Undercover investigations are vital to exposing and preventing farmed animal
abuse. Nearly every piece of animal-friendly legislation, change in corporate animal
welfare policy, or the most powerful change of all—the decision by countless people to adopt compassionate vegetarian diets—stems from the work of an undercover
The job of an undercover investigator is certainly not for everyone. MFA
investigators must make quick, but tough, decisions as to the best courses of action
for the animals confined, neglected, tormented, or killed before them, while abiding
by all laws, ensuring their personal safety, keeping their cover, and compiling the
evidence necessary to hold animal abusers accountable.
MFA's investigators serve as the eyes and ears of the public. They must be prepared
to witness unimaginable abuses while maintaining their composure and cover
to ensure that MFA can pursue charges against the abusers where the few laws
protecting farmed animals apply. Where there are no such laws, MFA’s mission is to
expose the glaring deficiencies in current law.
Documenting cruelty and violence at factory farms and slaughter plants is not
glamorous—it's heartbreaking, disgusting, and horrific. Despite the hardships and
horrors, undercover investigations are the most vital tool the animal protection
movement has at its disposal and undercover investigators are without a doubt the
greatest unsung heroes of our times.
If you think you have what it takes to become an MFA undercover investigator,
please email your resume, cover letter and list of personal and professional
references to Matt Rice, Director of Investigations.