Inside of a factory farm.

Investigations and Research

We conduct powerful investigations, research, and corporate rankings to support individuals, companies, and governments to make transformational change that protects animals from exploitation.

Dolphins being fed at a marine park

Field Work

On the ground documentation of exploitation and damage caused by specific industries or companies.

An elephant at Amer Fort with tourists on their back

Making Misery: How GetYourGuide Profits From Animal Cruelty

2024

An exposé detailing some of the worst animal venues that GetYourGuide sells to.

Dolphins perform at a venue in Thailand tied to Taiji-caught dolphins.

Waves of Profit

2024

Learn how the tourism industry profits from dolphin hunting in Taiji, Japan.

Monkeys huddled together in captivity.

Bred for Profit

2024

Exploring the truth about global wildlife farming.

Chained tiger cub in a tourist venue

Paradise Lost

2023

Behind the horrors of wildlife tourism in Bali.

Forest fires in  SINOP Municipality, Brazil

Profiting from Cruelty and Killing our Planet

2023

An investigation with Reporter Brasil into environmental and human rights abuses connected to meat giant JBS.

Water sampling outside factory farm.

Antibiotic Resistance in the Environment

2021

Documenting the presence of superbug genes in the streams and soils near factory pig farms in the US.

grocery store meat aisle

US Pork and Superbug Crisis

2020

Demonstrating the presence of multi-drug resistant bacteria on pork products purchased from two major US grocery chains.

Orca in captivity.

The Show Can’t Go On

2019

Exposing the suffering of captive wild animals forced to perform at zoos and aquariums.

Otters in Asia

Trending: Otters as Pets in Southeast Asia

2019

An online and on-the-ground investigation into the suffering of otters kept as pets for social media trends.

Turkish Airlines: it must act to stop parrot poaching

Wild at Heart

2019

Uncovering the role of Turkish Airlines in the cruel global trade of wild animals sold as pets.

A chained monkey at a tourist attraction in Bali.

Wildlife Abusement Parks

2018

Investigating wildlife entertainment tourism in Bali, Lombok, and Gili Trawangan.

A jaguar hangs with its feet tied to a long branch.

Uncovering a Secret Slaughter

2018

Suriname’s jaguar trade exposed.

Pangoline

Suffering at Scale

2018

Investigating pangolin hunting in Assam, India.

Tourists ride an elephant in Thailand.

Taken for a Ride

2017

The conditions for elephants used in tourism in Asia.

Tourists holding sea turtles at Cayman Turtle Centre.

The Cayman Turtle Farm

2017

An investigation and continued case for change for a cruel tourist attraction.

Tiger selfie

Tiger Selfies Exposed

2016

A portrait of Thailand’s tiger entertainment industry.

Broiler chickens on a factory farm.

Exposing the Secret Suffering

2016

Documenting the suffering of chickens raised for meat in factory farms in Europe.

Our Popeyes campaign truck in New Orleans.

Scorecards

Ranking companies and governments on their commitment to advancing the protection of animals.

A sloth in a cage looking at the camera.

Tracking the Travel Industry

2023

Which travel companies are fueling wildlife exploitation?

A person holding a breakfast sandwich.

Moving the Menu

2022

Ranking the US’s largest restaurant chains on their commitment to more humane and sustainable menus.

A pig bites at cage bars in a factory farm.

Quit Stalling

2021

Ranking companies on how they’re keeping, or not keeping, promises to protect mother pigs from suffering.

Collage of various animals.

Animal Protection Index

2020

Our Animal Protection Index ranks countries based on their laws protecting animals and exposes the drastic need for change in the United States.

Cow looking at camera.

The Business Benchmark for Farm Animal Welfare

2020

The leading global measure on whether companies are protecting farmed animals.

A sea turtle is tangled in ghost gear underwater.

Ghosts Beneath the Waves, 2nd Edition

2018

Scoring fish and seafood companies on their policies to address ghost gear, a global threat to marine wildlife.

Ghost gear beach clean - World Animal Protection - Animals in the wild

Ghosts Beneath the Waves, 1st Edition

2017

Scoring fish and seafood companies on their policies to address ghost gear, a global threat to marine wildlife.

An elephant being touched by tourists.

Associated with Cruelty

2017

How travel trade associations are ignoring wild animal abuse.

Plant-based proteins.

Business Cases

Providing the economic benefits that can be realized by protecting animals and investing in sustainable solutions.

A spread of plant-based foods.

The Business Case for Protein Diversification

2021

Updated overview of the economic benefits of restaurants adding plant-based items to their menus.

A variety of plant foods spread across a table.

The Business Case for Protein Diversification

2020

Highlighting the economic benefits for restaurants adding plant-based items to their menus.

A group of pigs.

Thought Leadership

Setting the goals and priorities for global systems transformation.

Chimp behind a fence looking at the camera.

Devastating Deals

2022

How Groupon rakes in profits from wild animal exploitation.

An anteater relaxing amongst the torched remains of a wildfire.

Climate Change and Cruelty

2022

Revealing the true climate impacts of factory farming pigs and chickens.

Cow on a factory farm

The Hidden Health Impacts of Industrial Livestock Systems

2022

Showcasing how transforming the food system is necessary for protecting human, animal, and planetary health.

Farm worker applying pesticides to crops.

Collateral Damage

2022

How factory farming drives up the use of toxic agricultural pesticides.

Orangutan selfies in Bali

A Close Up on Cruelty

2021

The harmful impact of wildlife selfies in the Amazon.

Snakes being sold in boxes at a pet expo.

Suffering in Silence

2020

Highlighting the cruelty of the global trade in Ball pythons.

Sad dolphin beached in captivity.

Behind the Smile

2019

Unpacking the multibillion-dollar dolphin entertainment industry.

Closeup on the eye of a captive tiger.

Trading Cruelty

2019

How captive big cat farming fuels the traditional Asian medicine industry.

A bear laying in a cage, with evidence of hair loss.

Unbearable

2018

The international bear bile trade.

Baby pig in a cage.

A Pig’s Tale

2018

Exposing the facts of factory farming pigs.

A whale is entangled in ghost fishing gear.

Fishing’s Phantom Menace

2014

How ghost fishing gear is endangering our sea life.

Two baby bears at Libearty bear sanctuary.

Scientific Research

Providing robust evidence for protecting animals from exploitation, shifting to a plant-rich food system, and keeping wild animals in the wild.

Dolphin in captivity.

The Case Against Marine Mammals in Captivity

2023

Reviewing current knowledge of how marine mammals suffer in captivity.

Chickens in a factory farm.

Global Public Health Cost of Antimicrobial Resistance Related to Antibiotic Use on Factory Farms

2023

Surveying the widespread ramifications of antibiotic use on factory farms.

Black bear in cage looking at the camera.

Cruel Cures

2020

The industry behind bear bile production and how to end it.