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After almost 20 years of campaigning, Uncaged is evolving into a completely unique organisation: allow us to introduce the innovative new Centre for Animals and Social Justice (CASJ). Read on...

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Founded in November 1993, by Angela Roberts and Lynn Williamson, and based in Sheffield, England, Uncaged campaigned against animal experiments and in particular against xenotransplantation (animal to human transplants). In 1994 we launched the global boycott of animal testing company Procter & Gamble. We campaigned for democratic action on animal issues through the political system. Fifty years after the Declaration of Human Rights was ratified Uncaged launched International Animal Rights Day in 1998 as a focus for our Universal Declaration of Animal Rights.

About uncaged

Over 19 years Uncaged developed a unique campaigning approach which placed us at the forefront of the anti-vivisection movement.

Addressing the Diaries of Despair rallyDemonstrating against IAMS at CruftsAddressing the Diaries of Despair rally Lynn Williamson Uncaged founder Who cares wins!

Our campaigns were based on painstaking research, producing results that command widespread respect from media, politicians and the public alike. Underpinning all of our work is:

  • unwavering opposition to the abuse of animals
  • a scientific critique of animal experiments
  • a commitment to democracy, human and nonhuman rights, and environmental sustainability

Uncaged was uniquely holistic. We operated at every level, from grassroots protests to lobbying Parliament, through to participation in academic discourse. We contributed to numerous Government consultation exercises on animal experimentation matters and gave evidence to their enquiries. Our analysis appeared in journals and was quoted by researchers. National and international media covered our groundbreaking work.

Our principle campaigns demonstrate the breadth and depth of the Uncaged philosophy:

Baboon in cage Pig organs Procter & Gamble products Petition hand-in at 10 Downing Street IARD vigil

  • Diaries of Despair. A brave and truly historic exposé followed by a monumental legal victory over Imutran/Novartis. Thousands of confidential documents come into the public domain, giving an unprecedented insight into the harrowing reality of animal experiments and confirming the shocking scandal surrounding the Government's conduct.

  • Xenotransplantation. One of the most disturbing developments in animal cruelty and public health hazards ever to emerge, and starkly revealed by the Diaries of Despair. Uncaged has undoubtedly been leading the global opposition to the development of xenotransplantation.

  • Global Boycott of Procter & Gamble. This long-running campaign strikes at the commercial heart of animal testing and gives people the knowledge that empowers them to vote with their purses. Another exposé in the national media - this time of experiments conducted by P&G pet food subsidiary IAMS - has shaken P&G, and may have cost them millions of pounds.

  • Political animals. Exposing the UK Government's capitulation to commercial interests and betrayal of animals. Government 'spin' pushes the message of strict regulation of animal experiments. This is a cynical lie. If the letter of the law, reflecting the wishes of Parliament and public - were applied properly - it would be much more difficult to obtain a licence to vivisect animals than is currently the case...

  • Universal Declaration of Animal Rights. Animal rights is the morality of the future. They are the logical consequence of human rights - the two concepts are inextricably linked. Notions of animal "welfare" are empty and pointless without the legal right to have that welfare protected. Uncaged is aiming to promote an international debate about the rights of animals and we will campaign to have those rights enshrined in law.



Uncaged 1993-2012: This is the archived website of Uncaged. All information correct at the time of archiving - November 2012.