Who are Animals Australia?
Animals Australia Federation (Animals Australia) are an animal protection organisation. They investigate and expose animal cruelty and conduct public awareness campaigns. Animals Australia also provide campaign advice or representation on animal welfare committees and government advisory groups for around 30 Australian 'Member Society' groups that they represent.
Why do they exist?
Animals Australia have a vision for “a world where all animals are treated with compassion and respect and are free from cruelty.” They believe that “we can create a kinder world for all by fostering respect for animals and that our treatment of animals reflects who we are as individuals and as a society.”
What do they do?
Animals Australia’s work is focused on: 
investigations to expose animal abuse,
public awareness initiatives to empower and inspire the community to adopt cruelty-free lifestyle choices.
Their major campaigns include: 
End factory farming
Ban live export
Help save dairy cows and calves from cruelty
Fight puppy factories/mills
Promote a vegetarian diet.
How do they earn their money?
How do they spend their money?
Should I donate to Animals Australia?
We believe that it is likely that your donation to Animals Australia will be used as stated, that is, to pursue a vision for a world where all animals are treated with compassion and respect and are free from cruelty.
We believe that Animals Australia are likely to be trustworthy. It is clear how donations are used and who the charity is run by. Animals Australia present an audited financial report which clearly outlines how funds are spent. They describe individuals and positions within the leadership team. They demonstrate they have policies in place that help prevent the misuse of funds.
We also believe that Animals Australia are likely to be effective. They describe their strategic objectives, report the activities they conducted in the last financial year and describe both the short-term and long-term outcomes of their work.
However, in order for us to have complete confidence they are using money for its intended purpose, we recommend they:
describe how the board monitors the performance of the charity
describe how they evaluate the effectiveness of their campaigns.
Want to know more?
We have investigated the finances, operations and results of Animals Australia and present our evaluation in a report that you can download now. This evaluation shows you how your donation is spent, who is running the organisation and whether there are any potential conflicts of interest. It also examines whether the charity can demonstrate that they are delivering meaningful results. Finally, it contains our recommendations for potential donors and the reasoning behind them.
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Find out whether Animals Australia is the charity for you. In this evaluation we describe what this charity does and why, what you should know about them, how your money is spent, who is running the organisation and whether they deliver results. Last of all, we recommend whether you should donate to them based on the findings of our analysis.