Mexico approves first nationwide Sustainable Food Law

With 420 votes in favor, 0 abstentions, and 0 votes against the bill, Mexico’s first nationwide Adequate and Sustainable Food Law will now pass to the Federal Executive, who will sign it into law.   This achievement stems from Animal Equality’s three-year collaboration with Food Alliance and Climate Action, all of whom worked together with Senator […]

Animal Equality in Mexico: 11 Years of Defending Animals

It began with a spark of compassion, but it ignited a movement that would forever change a nation. Eleven years ago today, Animal Equality in Mexico began its journey toward a brighter future for animals. It’s been eleven years since our team in Mexico began taking Animal Equality to new heights with investigations, plant-based resources, […]

A Campaign to Criminalize Animal Cruelty in Chiapas, Mexico

The issue of animal cruelty in Chiapas, Mexico, has long been a concern for Animal Equality. In recent years, the situation has become more urgent due to the rise in cases of animal abuse, particularly against horses as documented by undercover investigators. Urgent Need for Legal Protection: Addressing Animal Cruelty in Chiapas, Mexico As an […]

Historic Progress for Animals As Mexico Changes Its Constitution

With much anticipation, on March 30, 2023, Animal Equality’s initiative to change the Federal Constitution was approved by a qualified majority. With the approval of the Opinion to modify Article 73 of the Federal Constitution by the Plenary of the Chamber of Deputies, the Congress of the Union has been allowed to legislate on animal […]

Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Kanab rescues 27 uncared for cats and dogs from rural New Mexico – St George News

ST. GEORGE — In a remote area of Deming County, New Mexico, a samaritan stumbled upon a big surprise. Dozens of cats and dogs — alone and appearing uncared for. Almost 30 made the long trip to the Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Kanab, where they’re being prepared for new homes. Several dogs seized from […]

The Long and Cruel Journey of Animals in Mexico

For the first time, Animal Equality has investigated the live transport of animals in Mexico. The images captured by undercover investigators were obtained between 2016 and 2018, showing the inhumane conditions in which pigs, chickens and cows are transported to farms and slaughterhouses. Among the findings were serious violations of the Official Mexican Standard that […]

Animal Equality in Mexico Fights to Recognize Animals in Law

Animal Equality in Mexico has proposed three legislative initiatives to hold factory farms and slaughterhouses accountable for the well-being of the animals. These facilities notoriously place profits over the lives of animals. Without legal protections for animals like cows, pigs and chickens, authorities routinely overlook the resulting abuse. Animal Equality is looking to change that. […]

Judge rules that NIH’s refusal to move chimps from a New Mexico laboratory to Chimp Haven sanctuary violates federal law

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block There is renewed hope for thirty chimpanzees languishing in a New Mexico laboratory as part of our long-standing fight to give chimpanzees who were subjected to experiments a chance at sanctuary life. Last month, we won a significant ruling in a lawsuit that we filed in 2021 with Animal […]

Animal Equality Finds US Horses Awaiting Slaughter in Mexico

In a new two-part investigation by Animal Equality, investigators film proof of American horses being held at a slaughterhouse in Zacatecas, Mexico. A secondary investigation reveals the slaughter of horses in Mexico for the first time. This investigation comes a month after Animal Equality released an international campaign to end horse slaughter. Nearly 100,000 supporters […]

Wild horses from Mesa Verde National Park arrive at New Mexico Animal Shelter

COUNSELOR, N.M. – Last month, a band of wild horses were captured at Mesa Verde National Park. They were roaming around the park, and searching for water. “Some of these horses had learned to break into the ice machine at the park to get water, and they did find one of them in the bathroom […]

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