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 investigator.

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.

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