At Lady Freethinker, evolution to a kinder world is what we work for every day. We’re a 501(c)(3) nonprofit who believes that by changing the norms and policies that allow cruelty, we can end human-caused suffering of all species — from the dogs and cats we call family to the billions of pigs, chickens and cows suffering on factory farms, to the human animals who need our help. We believe that creating systems that protect us all, regardless of species, is the key to building a free and compassionate world for generations to come.

LFT gives a voice to those who cannot speak out for themselves, and effects meaningful, lasting change through investigative reporting and other media, citizen petitions, and partnerships with rescuers and activists on the ground worldwide. Together, we are changing the way the world sees and treats animals for the better.

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Our Groundbreaking investigations

Lady Freethinker’s investigations expose the horrifying realities that defenseless animals face every day. From filming the first-known footage of a commercial dog meat farm in Gimpo, South Korea to revealing the sickening secrets of the kopi luwak coffee trade, LFT goes undercover for animals to ensure that cruelty is not kept hidden behind closed doors.

Our investigations are featured in international publications like People, Mail Online, The Guardian, One Green Planet, and others.

By exposing hidden animal cruelty, LFT puts the pressure on government officials, corporate companies, and local law enforcement departments to hold animal abusers accountable for their crimes.


Our Impactful Campaigns

Our campaigns against animal cruelty inspire change and help save the lives of animals all over the world.

In conjunction with the Social Media Animal Cruelty Coalition (SMACC), we are working to eliminate animal abuse from popular social media websites like YouTube, Facebook, and TikTok.

LFT is also committed to ending the dog meat trade in Asia and Africa. Partnering with local animal rights organizations Save Korean Dogs (SKD) and ARAF-Plateau Dogon, we’ve helped to shut down one of the largest dog meat auction houses in South Korea and transition dog meat traders in Mali to a cruelty-free, sustainable livelihood of growing crops.

All of these accomplishments and more have been recognized by GreatNonProfits, who ranked LFT as the number one animal charity in the United States for 2020.


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Lady Freethinker’S Victories

Lady Freethinker’s investigations and campaigns have led to major animal cruelty victories across the globe.

Recently, an LFT investigator recorded horrifying footage of hundreds of dogs stuffed into cages and sold to the highest bidder at S. Korea’s largest dog meat auction house. Over 200 dogs were sold for slaughter in a matter of hours.

With indisputable evidence of animal cruelty and constant pressure from local partner Save Korean Dogs, LFT helped shut down this house of horrors for good.

Another undercover investigation exposed a dogfight breeding operation in Chile, and thanks to our work, the perpetrator received the longest-ever animal cruelty sentence in the history of Chile.

With your support, we will continue fighting for victories against all animal abuse.


Recent Updates

We know how important it is to you, our supporters, to see how your actions make a difference in the lives of animals. Signing a petition is about more than just clicking a button — you’re demanding justice.

That’s why Lady Freethinker strives to keep you up to date on our petitions and campaigns.

From stopping animal abusers to influencing permanent policy change, your voice is helping change the world for better.


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Act Today

Lady Freethinker’s mission is saving animals, but we can’t do it without you. Whether it’s through signing and sharing a petition, supporting our investigations, or becoming a monthly donor, you have the chance to make the world a more compassionate place for animals.

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Lady Freethinker is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, EIN #
47-4213802. Donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

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LFT’s Urgent Need Fund Saves Animals’ Lives

Lady Freethinker is committed to saving animals’ lives with our new Urgent Need Fund, which helps small rescue groups with critical care. From unforeseen veterinary bills to planned medical needs, we aim to ensure rescuers have the means to carry out their important work. To learn more or apply, click here.

Support Lady Freethinker’s Urgent Need Fund by making a donation today.