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This list of animal rights groups consists of groups in the animal rights movement. Such animal rights groups work towards their ideals, which include the viewpoint that animals should have equivalent rights to humans, such as not being "used" in research, food, clothing and entertainment industries, and seek to end the status of animals as property.[1] (Cf. Animal welfare.)

This list contains only groups, organizations and leaderless resistance networks that have articles within Wikipedia.


General animal rights

Focused on animal testing

Focused on bloodsports

Focused on farmed animals

Focused on speciesism

Vegan or vegetarian-oriented groups

Wild animals


Leaderless resistance networks

Main article: Leaderless resistance in animal rights

Support groups

These groups, though not directly animal rights groups, predominantly operate as aboveground[2] support functions for underground[2] animal rights activities or activists.

Defunct groups

The following entries represent groups, organizations and leaderless networks that have closed, disbanded, or ended because their goals were reached. Autonomous campaigns unclaimed by any other group may also be listed here, but not campaigns claimed by a group or leaderless network that is already on the list.

See also


  1. ^ "Animal Rights Law and Legal Definition | USLegal, Inc".
  2. ^ a b Jensen, Derrick; Keith, Lierre; McBay, Aric (2011). "Aboveground & Underground Groups | The Deep Green Resistance Book".