Funding up for animal rights

Buckeye Farm News

In 2007, the latest reporting period available for review, charitable donations to animal rights groups rose 11 percent, according to the Animal Agriculture Alliance, an industry watchdog.  This provided activist groups with more funds in 2008 to develop activities such as California’s Proposition 2, undercover video operations, legislative initiatives and legal action. 

  Though revenue for these groups was up in the low double-digits, total assets expanded 31 percent, due to conservative spending by the groups.


Funding for Key Groups

                                                                                    2007 ($millions)          2006 ($millions)            Change

Humane Society of the United States 130.0                           130.2                      0%

Massachusetts SPCA   47.9                             46.9                      2%

World Society for the Protection of Animals                              33.5                             18.6                     80%

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals                             28.9                             26.0                     11%

Farm Sanctuary                                                                      5.1                               4.5                     14%

Compassion in World Farming                                                 4.9                               3.0                      60%

Animal Acres                                                                         1.5                               0.3                     443%



Lynn Snyder 

Lynn Snyder is senior director of communications for Ohio Farm Bureau.

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