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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.
Total donations to the most significant domestic and international animal-rights groups reached nearly $330 million in 2007. Though revenue for these groups was up in the low double-digits, total assets expanded 31 percent, due to conservative spending by the groups.
Funding for Key Groups
2007 ($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%