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Summer raised $4,395 for farmed animals to celebrate her bat mitzvah.
Meet a few of the animals whose lives were saved by Mercy For Animals.
Roy was one of four calves rescued by MFA after an investigation of the E6 Cattle Company in Texas. Our investigator found workers bashing in the heads of calves with pickaxes and hammers, dragging calves like Roy around by the ears, and leaving others to slowly die from illness and injury. Thanks to MFA, felony cruelty charges were filed against farm workers, and Roy and his brothers are now living the good life in the pasture of an animal sanctuary.
Emily was one of four ducklings rescued by an MFA investigator from the Hudson Valley Foie Gras farm in New York. MFA’s investigation revealed that three times a day, ducks on the farm were painfully force-fed through a pipe shoved down their throats. Our investigation prompted New York’s state legislators to reconsider a ban on this cruel practice. Thanks to MFA, Emily and her sisters are now quacking happily at an animal sanctuary.
During an investigation at an egg farm in Ohio, Hope was found lying on a pile of dead birds. Only Hope wasn’t dead—just sick from a lifetime of confinement in a small, waste-filled wire “battery cage” where she could barely turn around. MFA founder Nathan Runkle rescued Hope and brought her to an animal sanctuary where she made a full recovery. Footage shot by MFA at this and other Ohio egg farms helped lead to a state ban on new battery cage facilities.
In 2014 Animal Charity Evaluators named Mercy For Animals one of the most effective animal protection charities in the U.S.
“We find MFA to be an exceptional organization, and are happy to recommend them as one of our top charities. ... They show a willingness to change based on new evidence, and are continually refining their strategic approach in accordance with what seems most successful and cost-effective.”
MFA is named one of the "15 Top High-Impact Nonprofits" in the category of "animal welfare, rights, and protection" by Philanthropedia.
“Mercy for Animals has an immensely talented and dedicated crew of employees and attracts legions of volunteers. They are also fiscally responsible and make a great impact choosing campaigns that are not only effective, but cost-efficient.”
Mercy For Animals has been consistently named Best In America by the Independent Charities of America, a seal awarded to fewer than 1 percent of charities nationwide each year.
“The Independent Charities Seal of Excellence is awarded to [charities]…that have, upon rigorous independent review, been able to certify, document, and demonstrate on an annual basis that they meet the highest standards of public accountability, program effectiveness, and cost effectiveness.”
Mercy For Animals is the first organization ever to be named “Nonprofit of the Year” twice by VegNews magazine.
“Mercy for Animals has done nothing but explode, fast-tracking a vision of animal protection’s promising future to the present.”
Mercy For Animals is recognized as a Gold Level Participant of the GuideStar Exchange for its deep commitment to transparency and accountability.
The Gold Level is GuideStar’s highest level and has been attained by less than 1 percent of U.S. nonprofits.