Global Justice for Animals and the Environment
Free Trade Kills Animals.org is
the website of Global Justice for Animals and the Environment.
Founded as a project of the Wetlands Activism Collective, a New York City-based
activist organization committed to uniting movements for human, earth, and
animal liberation, GJAE exists to provide an uncompromising voice for animals
in the fight against pro-corporate free trade agreements and related
neoliberal economic policies that compromise the interests of
workers, small farmers, women, students, the environment, indigenous communities,
users of public services and utilities—and nonhuman animals.
Nationally and locally, we work
to build alliances between animal advocates and other sectors of the global justice
movement—more commonly referred to as the “anti-globalization movement.”
Our research team provides
animal advocacy groups, members of Congress, and the broader global justice
movement with in-depth analyses of the threat to animals posed by proposed
As advocates, we mobilize local,
national, and international animal advocacy groups to pressure elected
officials to oppose anti-animal free trade agreements—and to hold them
accountable when they vote against animals.
To provide activists with the tools they need for effective grassroots
lobbying efforts on free trade agreements, we develop resource kits for animal
To demonstrate that responsible
animal advocacy organizations stand united against animal-deadly trade agreements,
we draft “sign-on letters”, circulate them to animal advocacy organizations to
endorse, and fax them to every member of Congress. In 2005, we sent a letter to Congress in
opposition to the Dominican Republic-Central America Free Trade Agreement—with the
endorsement of 103 animal advocacy organizations.
Working with the media, we
inform the public that pro-corporate trade agreements endanger animals, and
that people who care about animals must demand that their legislators oppose
Global Justice for Animals and the
Environement is a 100% volunteer-run project. With a
background in animal advocacy, anti-globalization activism, and political
action, we have the contacts, the experience, and the knowledge to give animals
a fighting chance in the battle for global justice.
But we need your help!
To learn what you can do in
your community, click here.
To find out how you can
volunteer or intern with our national and international organizing efforts, click
To learn more about
our structure, click here.
To learn how you can make a
financial contribution to our efforts, click here.