European Coalition to End Animal Experiments

About Us

The European Coalition to End Animal Experiments (ECEAE) is grouping of 20 animal protection organisations across the European Union (EU). We work to reverse the rising tide of animal experiments – currently over 11 million each year in Europe alone.

The Coalition was formed in 1990 by organisations across Europe to campaign for a ban on animal testing for cosmetics. Having successfully achieved this objective in 2013, today we lead the European campaign against all animal testing.

We are recognized as the leading EU body specialised in this area and have stakeholder status with official EU bodies which intersect with animal experiments. Our extensive team of experts from major European animal protection organisations work together through coordinated action to achieve positive results for animals in laboratories.

We work with the European Commision, MEPs and the wider public to ensure that animals in laboratories are on the European political agenda. We campaign for humane, modern science and progressive legislation. And we run campaigns and work with companies to encourage them to go cruelty free.

Our Members

The The ECEAE currently has 19 member organisations and 5 observers with a range of legislative, scientific and political expertise. Leaders in animal protection in their respective countries, our members represent over a million people against animal experiments throughout Europe.

Members organisations


ONG ADDA was the first organisation for the protection of animal rights in Spain. Founded in 1976, we act at a nationwide level and have headquarters in Barcelona.


ANIMAL is an animal rights advocacy organisation that conducts education, campaign, lobbying and legal efforts to establish the protection and the respect for the fundamental rights of animals within the moral, social and political framework of the Portuguese society.


Animalia – Federation for the Protection of Animals - is Finland’s largest animal protection organisation, and was founded in 1961.

Ärzte gegen Tierversuche

Ärzte gegen Tierversuche - Doctors Against Animal Experiments Germany - was founded in 1979. We are a charitable organisation of several hundred doctors and scientists who work in the medical field.

Cruelty Free International

Cruelty Free International is the leading organisation working to create a world where nobody wants or believes we need to experiment on animals.

Deutscher Tierschutzbund

Deutscher Tierschutzbund - the German Animal Welfare Federation - was founded in 1881 as the umbrella organisation of animal welfare societies in Germany.

Djurens Rätt

Djurens Rätt - Animal Rights Sweden - is the largest animal rights organisation in Scandinavia, with a membership of about 35,000.


Dyrevernalliansen - the Norwegian Animal Protection Alliance - was established in June 2001.


EDEV is a Dutch non-profit organisation for the protection of animals' rights. EDEV stands for Een DIER Een VRIEND or, in English, 'An Animal Friend'.

Forsøgsdyrenes Værn

Forsøgsdyrenes Værn was established in Denmark in 1963 and has about 18,000 members.


GAIA, or Global Action in the Interest of Animals, unites defenders of animal welfare and advocates for animal rights in Belgium.

Irish Anti-Vivisection Society

The Irish Anti-Vivisection Society (IAVS) campaigns peacefully for the total abolition of all animal experiments.

Lega Anti Vivisezione

Founded in Italy in 1977, LAV has over 35,000 members and 85 branches.


Founded in 1883, the Swiss League against vivisection, a non-governmental non-profit association, is the oldest organisation against animal testing active in Switzerland. Its head offices are in Geneva.

Menschen für Tierrechte

Menschen für Tierrechte - People for Animal Rights Germany (PARG) - was founded in 1982 and is an association of about 100 regional and nationwide organisations as well as individual members.

One Voice

One Voice is the leading French animal rights organisation, founded in 1995.

Prijatelji životinja

Prijatelji životinja - Animal Friends Croatia (AFC) - is a non-profit non-governmental organisation that promotes animal rights, animal protection and vegetarianism as an ethical, ecologically acceptable and healthy lifestyle.

Svoboda zvírat

Also known as Freedom for Animals, we are a national, non-political, non-profit animal-rights organisation.


Fundation Międzynarodowy Ruch Na Rzecz Zwierząt Viva! is a branch of Viva! - Vegetarians International Voice for Animals.


Society for the Protection of Animals Ljubljana (SPAL)

Society for the Protection of Animals Ljubljana (SPAL) is a non-profit, non-governmental volunteer organization. Since being established in January 1999, SPAL has tried to improve the situation and status of neglected animals and to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals.


Society for the Protection of Animals and Development of Civic Consciousness „Phoenix“ is a humanitarian, non-governmental, non-political, non-profit organization founded in 2009 and acting throughout Serbia while being located in Belgrade.

Internationale Bund der Tierversuchsgegner

Der Internationale Bund der Tierversuchsgegner – International Organisation Against Animal Experiments - was founded in Vienna/Austria in 1968. Our goal is the total abolition of all animal experiments.


As the first initiative for the protection of animals in Hungary, since being establish in 1990 our goal has been saving homeless, abandoned and wounded animals and assisting distressed animals.


The Macedonian animal protection association ANIMA MUNDI is a non–profit organization created to initiate public action against any kind of abuse and exploitation of animals. The ultimate goal of ANIMA MUNDI is the abolishment of all forms of abuse, torture and exploitation of animals.