VITA Animal Rights Center, Russia
Voices for the voiceless
2015.10.04 The 4th of October is the World Animal Day. For the first time in Russia! The celebration of ethic fashion named “Animals are not to wear!” in Kolomenskoye park
2015.04.17 Progressive people from all the countries! Russia summons you to consolidate our efforts for banning circuses with animals all over the world!
Never have animals suffered more than they do today: fur production, intensive farming, shooting the strays
- these are just some examples of the everyday animal abuse by humanity.
VITA Animal Rights Center (vita- Latin for "life") is a non-profit animal protection organisation
aiming at the prevention of cruelty towards animals. We peaceably
campaign against many forms of maltreatment of animals, including:
- INTENSIVE FARMING. VITA campaigns
for better conditions for farm animals and promotes vegan/vegetarian
lifestyle. VITA is a member of the WSPA - World Society for the
Protection of Animals. From 2005 VITA is a member of the International
Vegetarian Union - IVU. From 2008 VITA is a member of the European
Vegetarian Union - EVU. From 2009 - RSPCA - Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
- FUR PRODUCTION. VITA campaigns against
the production and wearing of fur and promotes warm alternative
clothing. From 2003 VITA is a member of the Fur Free Alliance - FFA.
- TESTS ON ANIMALS.
VITA strives for the use of alternatives to the atrocious
and often useless tests on animals in medicine, research, the production
of cosmetics, etc. Together with our colleagues from CETA and InterNICHE,
we are introducing the subject of bioethics in the educational system
of Russia, Ukraine and Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).
VITA is a partner of the InterNICHE.
From 2012 VITA is a partner of the Cruelty
Free International (CFI). From 2013 VITA is a partner of the
- ATROCIOUS ENTERTAINMENTS. Several
attempts have been made to organize bullfights in Russia. VITA has
taken an active part in the successful international campaign against
these plans. We also carry action for better life conditions for
the animals in the zoos and circuses, and their further abolition. From June 2009 VITA is a member of the BornFree - Born Free Foundation.
- THE STRAY PROBLEM. Millions of cats
and dogs are still begging for food in the streets of Russian cities
and towns. The local authorities often choose to shoot the strays,
instead of resorting to sterilization projects, which prove to be
cheaper and more effective. VITA supports and promotes stray sterilization
programmes and provides assistance to individual animals in need.
VITA shelters rescued stray cats in its no-kill mini-sanctuary.
To reach our objectives VITA only carries peaceable actions:
Together with various Moscow organisations VITA works on the government
level to introduce the animal welfare laws in Russia.
We campaign against cruelties to animals by lobbying the responsible
organisations, carrying peaceful actions and spreading publications.
VITA makes and takes part in the numerous television and radio programmes,
writes articles, organizes special events and gives lectures on
the animal protection issues.
VITA would appreciate any help to stop the cruelty towards animals
For more information, please contact VITA at: