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Animals are now included in the Constitution

AND What we stand for

100% independent

We do not receive any public subsidies, which allows us to remain independent.

Standing up for those who don’t have a voice

Belgium’s most influential animal rights organisation. Since 1992, we have been defending those who don’t have a voice: the animals.

Fighting against animal cruelty

An organisation fighting against organised animal cruelty through targeted non-violent actions and campaigns.

Credible interlocutor

We are a reference point for the political and economic world as well as for other European and international partner organisations.

Results to be proud of

8 key successes

We have already won some remarkable victories. Some examples:

  • Our first victories: Legal prohibition of horse racing in the streets and the sale of dogs and cats in public marketplaces.
  • The closure of several markets where animals suffered routine and abject abuse: the horse market in Molenbeek-Saint-Jean, the cattle and horse market in Anderlecht; the conviction of the animal abusers in the Ciney cattle market. These were noteworthy examples of the impact of our hidden camera investigations.
  • The prohibition of hunting stray cats in Wallonia and Flanders.
  • The prohibition of keeping wild animals in circuses in Belgium.
  • The decision of all Belgian supermarkets to stop selling eggs from battery hens. Now 90% of all fresh eggs sold in our country come from animal friendly farms (ground system, free range or organic).
  • The European ban on trade in seal products. This historic victory against the seal hunt in Canada has helped save the lives of hundreds of thousands of seals.
  • The Flemish and Walloon ban on slaughter without stunning.
  • The ban on fur farming and force feeding in Flanders.

Join our fight for a better world for animals.
0 € subsidies also means that we depend 100% on donations from our members and supporters.

Jean-Claude Van Damme
I love animals. We need animals around us. It is extremely important that GAIA keeps up the good work to increase awareness of adults and children. And teaches them to respect and protect animals and nature for future generations.