Mission


To protect the lives and advance the interests of animals through the legal system.

Vision


We envision a world in which the lives and interests of animals are recognized, respected, and protected within the legal system.

Core Values

Compassion

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We are motivated by kindness, empathy, justice, and respect for all others.

Commitment

We are dedicated, hard-working, loyal, and tenacious.

Integrity

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We are honest and accountable.

Innovation

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We pioneer creative new strategies.

Balance

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We are most effective when we create healthy work/life balance.

The Animal Bill of Rights


Our aspirational Animal Bill of Rights provides context and guidance as we reach our goals.

  • The Right of animals to have their interests represented in court and safeguarded by the law without impediments.

  •  The Right of animals to have their status recognized under the law as living, feeling beings capable of a wide range of positive and negative experiences.

  •  The Right of animals to be protected under the law from exploitation and cruelty.

  • The Right of animals in the wild to self-determination and an environment that allows them to engage in behavior natural to their species.
  • The Right of animals under human care to have their species-specific and individual needs fulfilled to maximize their physical, emotional, and mental well-being.
  • The Right of animals subject to criminal acts to be legally recognized as crime victims.