our impact IN NUMBERS

48,143

Petition signatures
in 2023

20,300,039

Social media impressions
in 2023

13

Total animal sanctuaries partnered with

1,866,027

Views on our videos
in 2023

What we achieved in 2023

For more than eight years, Animal Justice Project has been exposing and ending animal cruelty and exploitation, in farms and laboratories. At the same time, the team works tirelessly to improve the welfare of animals still trapped within these systems.
“We appreciate Animal Justice Project’s rights-based angle and think it makes them a great complement to the many mainstream organisations that take a more moderate stance.” – Animal Charity Evaluators
Two successful prosecutions against Oaklands Livestock Centre owner, Derek Whittall, and G. & G.B. Hewitt slaughterhouse, following our undercover investigations resulting in fines of up to £20,000!
Our Gressingham Foods petition demanding action from Crown Prosecution Service reached 71,000+ signatures!

statistics

1.2 billion land animals are killed for meat each year in the UK

1.1 billion

chickens

40 million

laying hens

14.9 million

sheep and lambs

14 million

turkeys

11 million

ducks and geese

10.6 million

pigs

2.8 million

cows

21 thousand

goats

UK firsts

Carried out the UK's first beef farm investigation at 'mega-farm' Berryfields

Infiltrated the UK's largest independent broiler chicken hatchery to reveal the secret slaughter of newborn chicks

Had an undercover investigation inside an abattoir spoken about in Parliament by MP

Revealed in a UK-first, the separation of cows and calves on an organic, multi-award winning dairy farm

Hired legal firm, Advocates for Animals, to ensure any breaches in legislation on farm and in abattoirs are dealt with

Revealed the violent depopulation of end-of-lay hens by RSPCA Assured chicken catching company AD Harvey

A bit about us

media

Hundreds of mentions in media outlets including The Times, Mail Online, MSN News, BBC, ITV, Metro, Independent, The Guardian, The Mirror & The Ecologist.

In the second part of our investigation exposing cage-free egg farms, we targeted supermarket brands that market themselves as ‘market leaders’ in animal welfare, showing that misleading marketing is just a smokescreen for neglect and suffering. 

We went undercover inside the UK's largest independent broiler chicken hatchery, Annyalla Chicks, to reveal the secret slaughter of newborn chicks.

We infiltrated one of Morrisons’ slaughterhouses, Woodhead Bros. Using brand-new tactics, we filmed the terrifying final moments that cows and pigs face inside the abattoir.

Following investigations inside Gressingham Food’s farms and slaughterhouse, we return to their vast concrete sheds four years later to expose the violent catching process for slaughter to show The Foul Truth behind commercial duck ‘meat’ farms.

In part-two of our investigation series into UK egg farming, we went undercover inside AD Harvey's chicken catcher 'gangs'; they were RSPCA Assured and specialise in 'depopulation'. We filmed the heart-wrenching violence hens face at the 'end of lay' for the first time in the UK.

CAMPAIGNS

Animal Justice Project hosts street and online actions. We amplify the voices of activists for animal liberation.

High-impact demonstrations on high streets, a farm, a livestock market, milk processor Head Office and an abattoir.

Over 1,000 people took online actions and signed our petition urging Abel & Cole and Planet Organic drop Bath Soft Cheese dairy following our investigation.

Sent a successful objection to Rushcliffe Borough Council regarding proposed plans to build a new rabbit farm and slaughterhouse.

BBC prime-time news talking about and showing footage on the trading and killing of calves.

Celebrity supporters backing our campaigns and reaching even more people.

Giving chickens a new chance at life through our ‘Meet the Cluckers’ adoption scheme.

Partnered with other non-profits on the Plant Based Treaty campaign.

Influenced policymakers to vote against The Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill.

71,000+ signatures on our Gressingham Foods petition.

2 million people saw our digital ad van and billboards about free-range chicken farming.

5,000+ people targeting milk processor, Müller urging them to change their bull calf policy.

'Motherless Day' leaflets distributed nationwide on the separation of dairy cows and calves.

Twenty seven giant digital billboards across the North of England and Scotland.

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