Save Cruelty Free Cosmetics

Across Europe, millions of animals are used in science each year. 

They include mice, fish, rats, guinea pigs, rabbits, cats, dogs and monkeys.​​​​​​​ We need this suffering to end – for the animals and for better medicine, better product safety and better environmental protection. We want to see humane, human-relevant, animal-free science properly funded and fully utilised.

No Animal Left Behind

A once in a generation opportunity to improve the lives of animals in Europe. 

Europe’s animal welfare laws were introduced piece by piece over the last 40 years, but they are rarely enforced correctly, and there are serious gaps that leave millions of animals unprotected. We must make sure a full-scale review takes place, that our demands for the best possible welfare standards are heard, and that no animal is left behind.

EU Stop Circus Suffering

Wild animals in circuses are destined to a life of physical abuse and mental torture. 

Circuses are travelling entertainment services moving around Europe, and performing wild animals are transported across Member States, where circuses pose severe public safety and animal health and welfare risks. Bans at the national level won’t prevent these movements with all the risks and distresses for the animals.  

Rescue centres need your help

COVID-19 is a threat to the survival of animals in European rescue centres and sanctuaries.

Together with our member organisations, we have joined forces with the European Alliance of Rescue centres and Sanctuaries (EARS), a network that supports rescue centres and sanctuaries across Europe.


  • Launched to influence the EU Farm to Fork and Biodiversity Strategies, stressing how respect for animals and their habitats is integral to human health and welfare.

  • This campaign offered MEP candidates the opportunity to connect with citizens and win votes by pledging to put animal welfare at the heart of the European elections.

  • Gathering over 1.3 million signatures, this European Citizens’ Initiative resulted in a commitment to end cage farming from the European Commission in June 2021.

  • 2018 - EU Care for my Companion

    We called on the European Commission to better protect companion animals, who have no legislation to protect them as it remains a competence of the Member States.

  • 2018 - End Pig Pain

    Highlighting the often illegal and unnecessarily painful procedures that pigs across the EU routinely endure, the campaign aimed to bring an end to these cruel practices.

  • 2017 - Stop the Trucks

    Eurogroup for Animals and its members called to replace the transportation of live animals with transportation of carcasses of meat, through the revision of Transport Regulation (1/2005).

  • 2015 - Protect our Pets

    Our campaign aimed to stop the illegal pet trade, where animals are trafficked across Europe for commercial gain and with no regard for their welfare.