Animals Australia is Australia's foremost national animal protection organisation, representing some 40 member groups and over 1.5 million individual supporters. Animals Australia, along with our global arm, Animals International, has an unprecedented track record in investigating and exposing animal cruelty and for conducting world-first strategic public awareness campaigns.
Animals Australia's vision is a world where all animals are treated with compassion and respect and are free from cruelty. We believe that we can create a kinder world for all by fostering respect for animals and that our treatment of animals reflects who we are as individuals and as a society...
Our investigations have been featured on every current affairs program in the country including Four Corners, 60 Minutes, Today Tonight, A Current Affair, 7.30, The Project, Lateline and Landline. Investigations throughout the Middle East and South East Asia exposing cruelty in the live export trade resulted in the first ever suspension of live animal exports — to Egypt in 2006 then Indonesia in 2011 — and sweeping reforms to the operation of the entire industry. An Animals Australia investigation into the factory farming of pigs in Australia which aired on 60 Minutes was a catalyst to the pig industry agreeing to restrict the use of pregnant sow stalls. And our ground-breaking investigations into 'live-baiting' in Australia's greyhound racing industry led to a government crack-down on the 'sport', dozens of trainers charged and jail time for perpetrators.
Lyn White is Animals Australia's Campaign Director and Chief Investigator. Recognised as one of Australia's foremost animal advocates and lobbyists, in 2014 she was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia for her significant contribution to the field of animal protection.
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Animals Australia is a charity recognised by the Australian Charities and Not-for-profit Commission (ACN 617 080 387).
Animals Australia was formed in 1980. We were originally called the Australian Federation of Animal Societies (AFAS). Co-Founders Professor Peter Singer and Dr Christine Townend recognised the need to unite the many animal protection groups in Australia to provide a united and strong voice on behalf of animals.