English Language Sites
Animal Cruelty Investigation Group/Animal Welfare Information Service – www.acigawis.org.uk
Animal Protection Consultancy – Jordi Casamitjana – www.animal-protection-consult.com – Research, Investigations, Campaigning, Legislation, Audiovisuals.
Animal Slavery This site, under the stewardship of Cetacea Defence, seeks to raise radical questions about exploitation of our fellow species.
Animals Asia – a British group working from Hong Kong – excellent campaigners against abuse of bears for bile – and educational initiatives in schools.
Animals Australia, the voice for animals
Animal SOS Sri Lanka does wonderful work for street animals in very difficult circumstances.
Ayuda in Guatemala – important work to protect community animals www.ayudagt.wordpress.com
Best Friends is the largest no-kill animal sanctuary in the US. Based in Utah, they were also involved in an Animals & Religion initiative in which QCA participated.
The Big Green Jewish is a joint venture of The Noah Project and The Board of Deputies of British Jews.
Born Free – the charity that campaigns for captive animals.
British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection
CASJ – www.casj.org.uk – Centre for Animals and Social Justice – the think tank which developed out of Uncaged.
Catholic Concern for Animals – working to put animals on the agenda of the Catholic Church
Coalition to Ban Horse-Drawn Carriages – www.banhdc.org – we support this group which campaigns for an end to the exploitation of horses to draw carriages in New York City and elsewhere.
CHAI – Concern for Helping Animals in Israel – www.chai-online.org – an active group involved in many issues, including protection of street animals, including horses, campaigning against horseracing and educational initiatives in schools.
Eden Farm Animal Sanctuary – founded by our member and friend Sandra Higgins in Ireland – www.edenfarmanimalsanctuary.com
European Vegetarian and Animal News Alliance – www.evana.org – offering international news in several languages
Edgar’s Mission in Australia is a farmed animal sanctuary which does much campaigning work
The Farm Animal Sanctuary
Farm Sanctuary – www.farmsanctuary.org – works to end cruelty to farm animals and promotes compassionate living through rescue, education and advocacy. Based in the United States.
www.all-creatures.org/gcm – God’s Creatures Ministry in the US: Lighting the Way in the Kingdom of God by promoting compassion for all animals.
HULA Animal Rescue – Home for Unwanted and Lost Animals near Milton Keynes – supported by a QCA member – www.hularescue.org
International Animal Rescue
Irish Council Against Blood Sports – we wholeheartedly endorse this excellent and active group which has just achieved a ban on the 150 year old Ward Union staghunt.
www.kaale.org.uk – KAALE is a completely volunteer- run organisation set up to address the specific issue of live animal exports, primarily from the port of Dover.
Let the Animals Live shelters and protects stray dogs and cats in Israel and campaigns for all other species
Live Export Shame an important Australian site, highlighting the massive numbers of live animals exported to the Middle East for slaughter
Mona UK primate rescue in Spain
Movement for Compassionate Living – founded by the Quaker Kathleen Jannaway :http://www.mclveganway.org.uk/index.html
Not One Sparrow is a Christian animal welfare initiative in the United States
International Otter Survival Fund
One Kind – previously Advocates for Animals – in Scotland – www.onekind.org
Paws for Kids This NW England charity helps all victims of domestic violence, including companion animals
Racing Dogs Protection Act (RDPA-UK) www.rdpa.org.uk We join the Anglican Society for the Welfare of Animals (ASWA), Animal Aid, WSPA and greyhound action groups in support of this campaign.
Safe & Sound – refuge for death row pound dogs – www.safe-and-sound.org
Safer Medicines Campaign – a patient advocacy group – www.curedisease.net
http://serbiananimalsvoice.com – run by Mark of KAALE
SPEAK – http://www.speakforanimals.info – a spiritually-based group of friends in Australia.
Stop Tasmanian Animal Cruelty is the site of active campaigning friends in Australia
STRAW – http://www.strawindia.org Stray Relief and Animal Welfare – is an active group in New Delhi running anti-rabies vaccination and sterilisation camps and helping to get animals adopted.
The Anglican Society for the Welfare of Animals – putting animals on the agenda of the Christian Church
The Fellowship of Life – an interesting group advocating vegetarianism as a Christian way of life.
The Winsome Constance Kindness Trust. In Australia, Venture Capital for Good Causes
Tribe of Heart an American site, which has produced three wonderful videos, The Witness, The Peaceable Kingdom, and Peaceable Kingdom: the journey home, charting the radical change made by certain individuals, including farmers, in their perceptions of other animals.
Unitarian Universalist Animal Ministry – please visit their site at www.uuam.org and read about the excellent work done by our Unitarian friends in the United States. Inherent worth and dignity of every being…
Vegetarian Friends This interesting group publishes the journal The Peaceable Table “… dedicated to providing inspiration and support for Quakers and other people of faith in the practice of a love of animals and a vegetarian diet.”
Vegetarian for Life – www.vegetarianforlife.org.uk – Vegetarian for Life is a charity which older vegetarians and vegans could well find helpful.
VERO – www.vero.org.uk – a University-based group established in 2006 to oppose Oxford University’s construction of a new animal research laboratory, and to campaign for a more ethically responsible approach to biomedical research at Oxford.
Vets’ Care Organisation. This group, based in the University of Lahore, works for the welfare of animals and the advancement of the veterinary profession in Pakistan.We have associate members in this group.
Visakha in Andhra Pradesh, India, runs a sanctuary which welcomes and cares for animals of all species.
Welfare forAnimals Global. Marijo Gillis’s group is based in New York and is currently working to combat slaughter of stray animals in Eastern Europe.
Zen Cats – www.zencats.org – is a new organisation based near Manila in the Philippines. They operate a neutering scheme and Trap-Neuter-Release for stray cats. They also advocate responsible guardianship of cats.
Friends’ World Committee for Consultation – Europe and Middle East Section – www.fwccemes.org
FWCC EMES is the collective body for Quaker meetings in Europe and the Middle East. All individual members of yearly meetings and groups affiliated with EMES are members of FWCC.
Friends World Committee for Consultation is the world body for (almost) all Quaker meetings.
- EMES Ministry and Outreach Programme
- EMES Quaker Youth Pilgrimage Committee
- European Quaker Peace & Service Consultation – representatives of peace and service
committees from yearly meetings and groups
- the Am’ari Play Centre in Ramallah
The Section is also represented in the Geneva Quaker House Foundation Board and Quaker Council for European Affairs.
EMES publishes a quarterly newsletter Among Friends and maintains close relations with Europe & Middle East Young Friends, the Quaker United Nations Office in Geneva, and the Quaker Council for European Affairs in Brussels.
Britain Yearly Meeting – www.quaker.org.uk
Living Witness Project – Quakers for Sustainability – www.livingwitness.org.uk
Quaker Homeless Action – www.qha.org.uk – QCA contributes to the feeding of the guests’ dogs at the Christmas shelter.
Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre – based in Birmingham, this is a tranquil venue for courses and other events.
The Peace Movement
Movement for the Abolition of War – www.abolishwar.org.uk – we are pleased to be affiliated to this important group.
Comité radicalement anti-corrida. This group campaigns actively against bullfighting in France.
QCA was interviewed by this magazine in 2005.
ANIMAL. This very active group campaigns against the tourada, the Portuguese bullfight. There is a section in English.
Badalona Sense Correbous – www.badalonasensecorrebous.org -web site in Spanish and Catalan – this group seeks to end the practice of correbous in the town of Badalona. QCA is signed up among their supporters. The video demonstrates the practice.
Animal Friends Croatia.
Arts and Crafts
Y Rhwng: The Point Between – the site of our member in Anglesey, the poet Fiona Owen – www.rhwng.com
The site of our member, the painter Ann Johnson – www.annjohnsonpaintings.net
Celine Clement in France
The site of our member Karen Purves in Scotland – www.artbykarenpurves.webs.com
Ama Menec – Sculpture www.amamenec-sculpture.co.uk
Ceramic and bronze sculptures of British wildlife.
Ama is also actively involved in wildlife conservation in Devon.