Take Action!

We couldn't make progress for animals without the help of compassionate people who campaign in their spare time. Here are some easy actions you can take to help our current campaigns to succeed.

1. ‘Votes for Animals’ launched

On 4th July, the British public will vote in an election that will impact the lives of billions of sentient beings.

Our Votes For Animals website and the Crackdown on Cruelty campaign is supported by more than 20 leading animal protection organisations, and calls on election candidates to make pledges on ten key issues to help ensure a kinder future for animals!


Votes for Animals is a really simple way for you to contact all prospective parliamentary candidates in your constituency, to tell them how important animals are to you and to ask them to support our 10 Crackdown On Cruelty pledges.

Visit 'Votes For Animals' now!

2. Help Wildlife in a Changing Climate


The climate crisis is bringing extreme weather that threatens Britain’s wildlife. Heatwaves, droughts, floods, and storms increasingly put our beloved species at risk. It’s crucial we take action to protect British animals from these severe weather conditions.


Click here for tips to help wildlife in hot weather.

3. Help our campaign for a UK-wide ban on snares

In 2023, our government petition, calling for a ban on the use of snares was debated in Westminster – with the huge majority of MPs, from different political parties, speaking in support of a ban on snares. In that same year the Welsh Government banned the use of snares. The Scottish Government has just brought in a ban on snares under its Wildlife Management and Muirburn (Scotland) Bill.

It is estimated that more than a million animals, including foxes and badgers, are killed by these horrific devices every year. Even cats and dogs become trapped in them and suffer unimaginable pain and sometimes death.

We need to push for a UK-wide ban on all snares. That’s why, ahead of the next General Election, we are asking all political parties to pledge to ban snares as part of their manifestos.

Click here for more information

4. Help us call for a more hopeful future for race horses

three horses standing together in a field

The aftercare of horses leaving the racing industry is a disgrace. Currently, only about £130 per horse is allocated by the Horserace Betting Levy Board (HBLB) for aftercare provision of the 7,500 horses (approx.) who leave racing each year. This leaves thousands of horses vulnerable to uncertain futures where brutal ‘disposal’ methods of unwanted horses are commonplace. Help us support George Eustice’s call for £12 million from the HBLB to be ringfenced for race horse aftercare.


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5. Spread the word about our new Universities Challenged campaign and website

Our latest campaign will target universities to ensure that cruel experiments are consigned to the history books. We want to shed light on what types of experiments are being conducted and which species of animals are being routinely abused.

In addition, the information provided here can be used by students who are already at university, whether or not they are studying science, who deserve to know how their tuition fees are being spent.

Please visit the website and share the link with anyone you know who is a prospective student, current student, or anyone who wants to see an end to animal experiments.

Visit Universities Challenged now!

6. Help us get hatching projects out of classrooms!

Write to Gillian Keegan MP, Secretary of State for Education, requesting that the reference to hatching and rearing chicks be removed from the Year 5 National Curriculum guidance.

You can also send our “What’s wrong with hatching projects” factsheet and letter to any teachers who may be considering running hatching projects. Email us their name and school address and we can send these on your behalf.

Download and send this letter to Gillian Keegan

7. Sign & share our new petition calling for an end to shooting

Pheasant showing signs of feather loss, wearing a mask

We have launched a new petition which calls for a ban on the production, release and shooting of pheasants and partridges. The time is right for a huge show of public opposition to the terrible things that this bloodsport does to animals:

– The breeding parent birds imprisoned for life in appalling metal cages

– Killing of native wildlife, to ‘protect’ the pheasants and partridge until they are shot

– Significant negative impact on other wild animals, caused by the birds’ mass release.

– Use of toxic lead shot

– And, of course, the shooting, wounding and killing of the actual pheasants and partridges themselves.

Help us show the Westminster and devolved governments that we oppose this cruelty.

Please sign and share the petition. Thank you.

Please sign and share the petition.

8. Choose cruelty-free food

Guide to Going Vegan cover

Going vegan is the single biggest step we can all take to help animals. You can download a free copy of our Guide to Going Vegan, as well as our Guide to Plant Based Cooking on a Budget. You might also like to check out our tips for vegan shopping and cooking at this difficult time.


Order a FREE Digital Vegan Pack

9. Download Animal Aid’s guide on “How to Get Active for Animals!” Handing out leaflets

Campaigning for animals can be a positive way to engage with the public about animal rights issues and encourage more compassion. It can also help influence businesses and other decision makers to avoid cruel practices. If you are new to campaigning or a seasoned activist looking for new suggestions, check out our guide on “How to Get Active for Animals!”

Download "How to Get Active for Animals!"

10. As well as adding your name to petitions started by Animal Aid, there are also petitions started by others which are pushing to end the persecution and killing of various animals, and to protect our ability to fight for animals

The following petitions are only a small sample:

Make the sale of catapults/ammunition and carrying catapults in public illegal
National Lottery Heritage Fund, stop giving money to kill grey squirrels!
Stop animal gifting
Stop the planned killing of wild parrots in the UK

Thank you so much for your help.

If you would like more information about any of these campaigns, please contact us. Please also take a moment to find out about more general ways you can support our work. And don’t forget to stay in touch! Please sign up to our email list, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and TikTok.