When Djurens Rätt (Animal Rights Sweden) summarizes the year of 2015 they can determine that the number of members have increased by nearly 9 percent. In actual numbers this means more than 3200 new members. With the development of the last year Djurens Rätt has increased its memberships by 25 percent over the past four years.
Djurens Rätt is the leading animal rights organization in Scandinavia, today with a membership of about 40 000 (to be compared to Sweden's entire population of 10 million).
- Public commitment is something that has really characterized this past year. We can see that the issues of animal rights get through and touch people and that they are also willing to get involved, participate and contribute to change. This is evident in the membership increase, in our campaigns as well as in our media coverage, says Camilla Björkbom, president of Djurens Rätt.
A particular increase can be reported among the very youngest. The membership of the kids club "Rädda Djuren-klubben” (Club Save the Animals) increased by no less than 40 percent in 2015 and the club has quadrupled in size over the last four years.
- With the support we receive from our members Djurens Rätt has become an even stronger voice for the animals, but there is much left to do. We are starting 2016 by putting pressure on the Parliament to adopt a necessary ban on wild animals in circuses. Other prioritized issues are to speed up the process of developing alternative methods for animal experiments, improving the situation for animals in the food industry and to phase out the Swedish fur industry, says Camilla Björkbom.
Djurens Rätt was founded in 1882 and is today the largest animal rights and animal welfare organization in Sweden. The core issues are animal experiments, farm animals, fur farming and animal friendly consumer guidance.
Djurens Rätt (Animal Rights Sweden) is the leading animal rights organisation in Scandinavia, with a membership of about 40 000.