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May 2022

Monthly Impact Report

May 2022

Monthly Impact Report

May 2022

In May, Mercy For Animals put pressure on grocery chain ALDI with eye-catching demonstrations in the Chicago area and online actions. Our call for change comes after a Mercy For Animals undercover investigator documented countless birds suffering at an ALDI chicken supplier. 

We also released a new video showing drone footage of pig farms.

Urging ALDI to Change

United States

Mercy For Animals held several days of demonstrations in Illinois—the home of ALDI’s U.S. headquarters—to protest the treatment of chickens at a farm that supplies ALDI.

Local Fox station WFLD reported on the actions, and NowThis posted a powerful post-action video to its social media channels.

Join us in calling on ALDI to do better for chickens at

Exposing Cruelty

United States

Mercy For Animals released a new drone video showing the shocking scale of industrial pig farms just before a McDonald’s shareholders meeting where attendees voted in a proxy fight with Carl Icahn over McDonald’s failure to phase out cruel gestation crates.

Helping Schools Serve More Plant-Based Meals


Our food policy team in Brazil secured a new commitment with the Brazilian city of Sobral. Once fully implemented, this program will replace almost 1.5 million animal-based meals with plant-based ones each year. It will provide more than 30,000 students across over 100 schools access to plant-based meals. We are working on this initiative with Humane Society International.

We also completed another round of chef training in the city of Salvador, where we trained more than 100 school chefs in plant-based cooking.

Building a Movement

Brazil, United States, Mexico

We believe that the world’s mightiest institutions will heed the call to reform when it comes from powerful and interconnected communities. That’s why our supporters are so important.


Volunteer Hours Logged

Brazil: 95
Mexico: 1
United States: 121


Volunteer Actions Completed

Brazil: 60
Mexico: none this month
United States: 5


Active Volunteer Communities

Brazil: 28
Mexico: 0
United States: 0

Growing Our Global Capacity

Through investigations and public engagement, Mercy For Animals opens eyes and hearts to the suffering farmed animals endure. Our videos, websites, and print resources empower people to join our mighty movement.


Social Media Impressions

Mexico: 302,904
Brazil: 371,823
United States: 4.7 million


Online Video Views

Mexico: 96,629
Brazil: 41,734
United States: 546,879


Media Mentions

Mexico: 1
Brazil: 37
United States: 29


Media Hits in Top 50 Outlets

Mexico: none this month
Brazil: 3
United States: none this month

New Videos Produced This Month

Mother Pigs in the Meat Industry Are Trapped in an Agonizing Cycle

Take Your Taste Buds on a Journey with Tubby's Taste Cookies

The Hidden Horrors of Farrowing Crates

The Hidden Horrors of Pig Breeding

The Hidden Horrors of Gestation Crates



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“What keeps me focused is to remember that we are their only hope.”

—Camilla, an undercover investigator in Brazil