As we look ahead to 2019, it’s important that we reflect on how far we’ve come this year. We’ve helped pass groundbreaking laws, moved major corporations to adopt animal welfare policies, and inspired animal advocates around the world to take action. We’re entering 2019 stronger than ever with big plans to change the world for farmed animals.
From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for making all of these highlights possible.
Inspired voters in California to pass Prop 12, the strongest farmed animal protection law on the planet, in partnership with other animal protection organizations and coordinated a Mercy For Animals task force of over 200 volunteers to ensure passage
Secured a cage-free egg commitment from Carrefour Brazil, the country’s leading supermarket chain, that will significantly reduce suffering for millions of animals and set a precedent for other companies to follow
Secured 38 charges against Elite Farm Services, Sofina Foods, and a chairman of Elite Farm Services after a 2017 Mercy For Animals undercover exposé that revealed workers punting and throwing chickens and ripping the legs off conscious birds
impressions of Mercy For Animals’ social media content
views of Mercy For Animals’ videos
pro-vegan op-eds and essays in mainstream media
Mercy For Animals and ChooseVeg.com blog views
animals spared annually thanks to Mercy For Animals’ efforts to help institutions reduce meat, dairy, and eggs served
meat-based meals replaced with vegan meals each year once 2018 food policy commitments are implemented
chefs trained in plant-based eating and cooking
Partnered with the city of Pedreira, Brazil, to reduce meat, dairy, and eggs served in public schools by at least 20 percent, replacing more than 200,000 lunches each year with plant-based meals
Collaborated with the state of Veracruz to replace nearly 1 million meat-based meals each year with vegan meals through a program to serve only vegan meals every Monday in all public schools
Led chef trainings on the benefits of plant-based eating and hands-on meal prep in the Brazilian cities of Niteroi and Sinop
Launched our food policy program in all public schools in Niteroi and Sinop, with Sinop schools now serving plant-based meals two days a week
Received overwhelmingly positive feedback on our trainings, which over 99 percent of respondents said they would recommend to a colleague or friend
companies committed to eliminating cruel cages for hens
companies committed to reducing suffering of chickens raised for food
new social media followers
one-on-one support actions from vegetarian support specialists
activists taking online actions
outreach events hosted
Hosted trainings to strengthen our culture of kindness, compassion, and respect
Cultivated leaders within our organization through management training from The Management Center, a leading consultant for social justice organizations
Worked with Dr. A. Breeze Harper to explore diversity, equity, and inclusion topics
Let’s celebrate our wins. Let’s celebrate what this means for millions of individual animals—and what this means for this movement, for the incredible potential we have to create a more compassionate world.
And then let’s get back to work for animals. They still suffer behind steel bars and closed doors of factory farms and slaughterhouses.
We must reach higher, act smarter, and bring more people in.
Be a part of our movement that will end animal agriculture and bring compassion to billions of animals.