Anonymous for Animal Rights is Israel's leading animal rights group. We chose the name "Anonymous" out of deep solidarity with the suffering of those sentient beings, without name or identity, known to us only in their unimaginable numbers, who are subjected to systematic abuse. They are imprisoned in laboratories, circuses, municipal pounds - but above all: in factory farms. They are all anonymous. They all need our help.
We believe that other animals are not but means in the hands of humans to serve us as food, clothing, entertainment or subjects for research. Our treatment of other animals should be governed by compassion and by equal respect of their needs and interests. Anything less than that would qualify as a type of racism. Real change in the fate of non-human animals can only happen if we adopt a more considerate and cruelty free lifestyle.
Anonymous fights against battery cages
In June 24, 2007, the Israeli government decided to reform the egg industry
in Israel. According to the decision taken then, the old battery-cage facilities (the majority of the egg production facilities in Israel) will be demolished, and new, larger and more industrialized battery cage facilities will be built instead; the government should subsidize this reform using approx. NIS 300,000,000 of public funds. This plan totally ignored chicken welfare, the provisions of the Animal Welfare Law, and the fact that 30 states around the world banned battery cages.
Anonymous has been fighting this reactionary initiative from day one. Its appeal to the Supreme Court in September 2009 led to a halt to this reform until provisions are added to define the minimum conditions required to keep the hens, as stipulated by the Animal Welfare Law.
In the most recent development, in June 2010, The Knesset (Israeli parliament) committee dealing with this issue demanded that the Ministry of Agriculture comes up with much improved regulations that should at least match the European minimum standards for battery cages.
Anonymous for Animal Rights
P.O. Box 11915, Tel-Aviv 61119, Israel
Tel +972-36204878, Fax +972-36204717