Sinergia Animal is an international animal protection organization working to end of the worst practices of industrial animal agriculture. Our team has extensive experience in the area and has won great victories for animals.
We work in six countries of the Global South - Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Indonesia and Thailand - to reduce the suffering of animals exploited by the food industry and to reduce the consumption of animal products by promoting more compassionate and healthy diets.
We have been rated as one of the most effective NGOs in the world
In 2018, with little more than a year of work, Sinergia Animal was recognized as one of the most effective animal protection NGOs in the world by Animal Charity Evaluators (ACE). In 2019 we kept this recognition.
The StandOut organization classification, received by Sinergia Animal, indicates that our work and campaigns can potentially affect large numbers of animals.
We are a member of the Open Wing Alliance
The Open Wing Alliance is a coalition of over 50 organizations around the world who have joined forces to create a unified front to free egg-laying hens from cruel cages. We share strategies, tactics and resources for our campaigns around the world to fulfill this common goal.
Could you live in a cage, unable to move, confined so extremely, often among the remains of people who have already died? Surely, you would not survive, but this is how millions of hens in the egg industry are forced to live in Latin America and Asia.
More than 90% of the hens used in industrial egg production in Southeast Asia and Latin America spend their entire lives confined in small wire enclosures known as “battery cages”. In these cages, these birds cannot even walk or spread their wings completely.
Each cage confines 5 to 10 animals, and each hen has a space smaller than a letter-sized sheet of paper to live. Many do not survive and those who manage to live are often forced to live with the remains of those who died.
Due to this enormous cruelty, battery cages have already been banned throughout the European Union, Bhutan, New Zealand and various American states. Canada has also committed to gradually ending this type of confinement.
In cage-free systems, chickens live in sheds without outdoor access. This means they do not have the opportunity to go out into an area with grass or dirt.
However, inside the sheds, the hens have enough space to walk and access enriched areas that have nest boxes to lay eggs, areas with straw or sand to forage and perches to climb and roost.
Free-range or organic
Hens have access to pastures where they can enjoy the sunlight and spend their time digging the ground, looking for insects and food.
They are fed only with food of vegetable origin and cannot receive antibiotics. The organic system requires that animal feed is produced without the use of pesticides or other chemical products.
We want the end of cages
In cage-free systems, animals can move, and perform most of their natural behaviors, which significantly reduces their suffering.
Our team is fighting against this abuse and asking major food companies to commit to ending this cruelty, by pledging to only source cage-free eggs in their supply chains.
In Latin America, many leading food companies such as Gastronomia & Negocios, Havanna, Freddo, Colombina, Crepes & Waffles, OMA and Presto pledged to completely phase out the use of caged-eggs in their products.
Large fast food chains such as McDonald's, Subway and Burger King have already announced that they will eliminate the use of eggs from battery cages throughout Latin America.
In the mayonnaise sector, a major egg consumer, Unilever, the world's largest manufacturer and owner of the Hellmann's brand, and Kraft Heinz are also committed to ending their use of eggs from cruel battery cages globally. Mondelez International and Nestle, leading global food manufacturers, have announced global cage-free egg policies.
Sodexo and Compass Group, two of the world’s largest food service companies, have also pledged to go 100% cage-free in their global supply chains, including in Asia. In Thailand, CP Foods, one of the country's largest egg producers, committed to only producing cage-free eggs by 2025.