Animal Welfare Organisations

Compassion in World Farming

CIWF is a UK based international charity that was started by a dairy farmer, Peter Roberts, in 1967 when he saw the direction animal agriculture was taking. The charity campaigns against inhumane farming practices that are harmful to the environment and are recognised internationally amongst government organisations, farming groups and food business groups. The CEO, Philip Lymbery, is also currently acting as president for Eurogroup for Animals

Eurogroup for Animals

Eurogroup for Animals is an organisation started in 1980, comprising of 70 animal welfare and animal rights NGOs from around Europe. As the pan-European advocacy organisation for animals, Eurogroup for Animals aims to improve the well-being of as many animals as possible and defend their interests. Campaigns include issues around the treatment of companion animals, farm animals, wildlife, circus animals and animals used in experimentation.


The Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ISPCA) is Ireland’s largest national animal welfare charity, and represents 17 affiliated member societies.  Together the ISPCA and it’s members help, rescue, treat and responsibly rehome tens of thousands of animals of all different species. The ISPCA is also a member of Eurogroup for Animals.

Eyes on Animals

Eyes on Animals is an animal welfare organisation based in the Netherlands that does field work in Europe, Turkey and Ghana. The goal is to reduce farm animal suffering as much as possible during transport and slaughter. Eyes on Animals has been campaigning against calf export from Ireland for a few years (as a large number of calves go to inhumane veal farms in the Netherlands) and EFI works closely with them in this area.

Animals Behind Closed Doors

Animals Behind Closed Doors is a new Irish group set up to expose the truth behind the growing intensive animal agriculture industry. The primary objective is to prise open the doors of the secretive, factory farming industry and in so doing, offer people the opportunity to see for themselves what goes on behind the closed doors of these industrialised animal factories.

Humane Society International

Humane Society International works around the globe to promote the human-animal bond, improve farm animal welfare, protect wildlife, respond to natural disasters and confront cruelty to animals in all of its forms.

World Animal Protection

World Animal Protection is a global organisaton with 14 offices all over the world. For 55 years they have been protecting animals from needless suffering. From the frontlines of disaster zones to the boardrooms of large corporations, we are fighting to create better lives for all animals.

Other Links

Regenerative Farming Ireland

Regenerative Farming Ireland was founded to encourage and support Ireland’s farming and food sectors to adopt systems that can generate better farm incomes, reduce their environmental impact, and restore the lost biodiversity to Irish farms.

Farming for Nature

The Farming for Nature initiative seeks to acknowledge and support those farmers who farm, or wish to farm, in a way that will improve the natural health of our countryside.

The Flexitarian

The Flexitarian is a useful UK based website full of vegan and vegetarian recipes and tips to help with the transition to more plant-based foods that are healthier and more sustainable.


If you want to try some plant-based meals or are thinking about changing to a vegan diet then this website has a lot of useful information, recipes and support, and all year round not just in January.

Ethical Consumer 

There is a better way to run a dairy farm, where the calves and mum stay together, including the males. This website also has other information on a wide range of foods to help you make more ethical and sustainable choices.

Your Bass Guy

Overfishing, conservation, sustainability, and farmed fish – this is an informative article on the state of our seas and how we can save them.

Department of Agriculture Helpline

If you need to report any cruelty or neglect or see any farm animals in a situation that causes concern please report to the animal welfare section of DAFM (Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine.) You can remain anonymous if you wish.

Phone: 01 6072379


For welfare concerns in Northern Ireland contact DAERA (Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs.)

Phone: 0300 200 7840

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