Today is a special day for our friends at Brussels-based GAIA (Global Action in the Interest of Animals). GAIA has been speaking up for the voiceless in Belgium for 20 years now, a tremendous achievement!
I remember in the early days working with GAIA on the battery cage ban when we shut passers-by and celebrities – and even GAIA’s president and Compassion Trustee, Michel Vandenbosch – in human-sized battery cages! Since those days, we’ve worked on many successful campaigns together, for example, getting veal crates and sow stalls banned throughout Europe.
20 years on, GAIA continues to be a powerhouse working for animals at the heart of Europe – to bring them better lives and to end their suffering. I am proud to count them amongst Compassion’s closest friends and allies. I wish them well on this very special day. And look forward to many more years of highly effective campaigning together.