Our achievements

2018

March

uk

An Open Cages UK representative appears on the BBC along with footage from a Polish fur farm, ahead of parliamentary debate on banning fur importsuk

April

poland

We organize the conference “The Rise of Industrial Farming in Poland” in the Polish Parliament. 160 people participate in the event including MPs, government officials, scientists, industry experts and representatives of local communitiespoland

June

belarus

The first cage-free campaign is launched in Belarusbelarus

uk

Open Cages and HSI UK hold a protest outside Parliament while it debates the fur imports ban. Labour, the main opposition party, officially backs the banuk

July

poland

We co-organize a seminar at the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development about the threats of industrial farmingpoland

August

lithuania

A new investigation on Lithuanian fur farms is publishedlithuania

lithuania

40 billboards demanding cage-free company policies are installed in Vilnius and Kaunas for three weekslithuania

September

lithuania

On the 1st day of the Parliamentary session, we organize a protest with dead minks in front of the Lithuanian Parliament urging MPs to stop the fur industrylithuania

estonia

Top chefs take part in a two week outdoor advertising campaign in Estonia standing against the caging of hens by the egg industryestonia

ukraine

Open Cages Ukraine organizes the first ever animal rights conference in Ukraineukraine

uk

Patrick Harvie MSP, leader of the Scottish Green Party, backs our call for a Fur Free Britainuk

poland

Showroom, the biggest Polish online platform for fashion retailers and designers, joins the Fur Free Retailer programpoland

October

lithuania

We ensure that a bill proposing a ban on raising and killing animals for their fur (with a transition period) is registered in parliament and is signed by 19 MPs from different partieslithuania

ukraine

Our campaign urging Auchan to go cage-free is launchedukraine

estonia

Our Food Innovation Summit leads to an international award being granted to an Estonian company to develop innovative meat alternativesestonia

poland

The Plant-Powered Perspectives conference is a smash hit in Warsawpoland

November

russia

Russia holds its first ever animal rights conferencerussia

poland

Local communities block a farm for over 2 million chickens per year from being built, with the help of Open Cages Polandpoland

estonia

A bill to ban fur farming is introduced into the Estonian Parliamentestonia

uk

Our first corporate meeting is held with supermarket giant Tescouk

denmark

The Danish team launch the dairy campaign ”12 hours with mom”denmark

ukraine

Event with the Ministry of Agriculture about animal welfare is co-organized with CIWF and Ecodiyaukraine

December

lithuania

The petition for the Parliament to ban fur farming receives more than 28,000 signatures making it the third most signed petition on animal issues in Lithuanialithuania

estonia

Kristina Mering, President of our Estonian branch, is recognized by the President of Estonia as the best volunteer engager/coordinator of the year across the countryestonia

2019

February

denmark

A bill is introduced to ban mink farming, with three out of nine parties supporting it in the Danish Parliamentdenmark

March

ukraine

Footage taken on fur farms is released on national televisionukraine

poland

Local communities block a farm for over 7 million chickens per year with the help of Open Cages Polandpoland

April

ukraine

The first ever competition announcing the three best restaurants based on their plant-based menus is launched in Ukraineukraine

poland

Local communities block a farm for over 3 million chickens per year with the help of Open Cages Polandpoland

ukraine

Our Ukraine team hold an eye-catching demonstration against the use of eggs from caged hens during Easterukraine

poland

Local communities block the construction of a farm for over 1.3 million chickens per year with the help of Open Cages Polandpoland

May

ukraine

Open Cages Ukraine feature on National television raising awareness about the cruelty of live animal exportukraine

ukraine

The first conference on animal law in Ukraine is organized at the Faculty of Law in Taras Shevchenko National University in Kievukraine

estonia

An official petition for the ban of fur farms is started in Estonia to put pressure on the newly elected members of Parliamentestonia

poland

A public debate takes place between the representatives of the main Polish political parties on their own visions of animal protection policy at national and EU levelspoland

June

ukraine

The “Law Seminar on Animal Rights” is co-organized in Chernivtsi City Council with the Ukrainian NGO Nebaiduzhiukraine

poland

RoślinnieJemy, our institutional plant-based campaign, receives an award as one of the best positive impact start-ups (Startup Pozytywnego Wpływu) listed in the ranking prepared by Kozminski Business Hub and Deloitte Polandpoland

uk

Over 350,000 signatures demanding better broiler welfare are handed over to Tesco at their annual stakeholder meeting, together with RSPCAuk

July

ukraine

MHP, the last remaining foie gras producer in Ukraine, announces the closure of their foie gras production facilitiesukraine

poland

The campaign to establish an Animal Rights Ombudsman in Poland is launched. So far more than 15,000 people have signed our online petition to the members of the Polish Parliamentpoland

August

denmark

The second round of our campaign against common practices in the dairy industry is released in Denmarkdenmark

ukraine

The first two restaurants in Ukraine commit to stop selling foie grasukraine

uk

Investigation into UK broiler farming released by Open Cages published in The Times, followed by coverage in multiple local and national mediauk

September

uk

A letter signed by 25 animal welfare experts condemning Tesco’s poor broiler welfare standards is published. Tesco reacts by introducing a new line of higher welfare chickenuk

poland

As a result of our campaign and with the collaboration of other organisations in Poland (CIWF, ASF, Viva), Tesco commits to stop selling live fish in 2020poland

poland

The Biggest Polish online supermarket Frisco introduces the first ECC policy for broiler chickenspoland

poland

Eights foxes are saved following an investigation into a fur farm. We continue to push further for a complete ban in Polandpoland

ukraine

Open Cages Ukraine wins the case to ban animals in Odessa state circusukraine

October

ukraine

A permanent ban on moose hunting is achieved in Ukraineukraine

estonia

The Food Innovation Summit leads to an international award being granted to an Estonian company to develop innovative meat alternativesestonia

poland

The Plant-Powered Perspectives conference is held in Warsawpoland

estonia

Our team in Estonia collects more than 5,000 digital signatures against fur farms, making the digital petition the biggest ever in Estonia and triggering a parliamentary debateestonia

russia

Our team in Russia launches their first Vegan Challenge with 470 participantsrussia

russia

Our team in Russia joins the cage-free campaign against Wyndham Hotelsrussia

russia

Our team in Russia is invited to one of the biggest HoReCa events in Russia Coffee Tea Ru Expo 2020russia

November

estonia

14,000 signatures are handed in to the Rural Minister of Estonia to ban the live export of animals from Estonia to non-EU countriesestonia

russia

Our team in Russia organises the Vegan Day, which is a free event for vegan challenge participants and mentorsrussia

russia

Our team in Russia speaks in the Russian Government House in regards to the “Law enforcement practice under article 245 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation: why torturing animals remains unpunished?”russia