Building a better world for animals
About Anima International
Inspired by the animal rights movement in western Europe, particularly organisations such as Anima in Denmark and Norway, a group of friends came together in Poland to create the Open Cages group in 2012.
While Anima had been pushing the movement forward in Scandinavia since the year 2000, this new wave in central Europe allowed Open Cages to learn from their more experienced colleagues in the north to push
animal rights further in countries like Lithuania, Estonia, the UK, Ukraine, Belarus and Russia. It soon became clear that both Anima and Open Cages shared several key strategies, values and the aim of creating efficient,
innovative change for animals.
After a few years of working together as supportive partners Anima and Open Cages decided to go all in and
vote for a merger, creating the new Anima International, spanning nine countries across the continent.
We believe that sharing our knowledge and resources creates a stronger movement to fight animal suffering.
Founded by two of the most effective animal organisations in Europe. We received funds from ACE and OPP to continue changing life for animals.
We know you care and this is why we focus on reducing animal suffering in the most effective way possible.
Anima International is made up of nine different organisations focusing on Scandinavia and Eastern Europe.