About animal welfare investigations project

We investigate organised animal cruelty

We are an animal protection organisation. We investigate organised animal cruelty and rescue animals globally.

Jacob Lloyd holding a puppy rescued from the dog meat trade

What we investigate

Investigating organised animal crime since 2021

We take a proactive approach to investigating organised animal cruelty. Our work spans countries including the United Kingdom, the United States of America, the Philippines, Poland, and other Eastern European nations. In addition to investigations, we provide disaster relief services worldwide, with recent efforts focused on Ukraine, Israel, and Turkey.

Animal Fighting

Animal fighting, including dog fighting, cockfighting, and badger baiting have been outlawed for many years.

Despite our best efforts, it still carries on. Our team investigates dog fighting networks to identify participants and bring those responsible to justice.

Wildlife Crime

Crimes against badgers, foxes, and other wildlife have been increasing in recent years.

There is a growing problem and our team is increasingly investigating badger persecution, badger baiting, fox hunting, and bird trapping.

Illegal Puppy Trade

The organised, large-scale illegal puppy trade is flourishing across the globe.

Our team has years of experience in investigating the illegal puppy trade with a high conviction rate.

Our Team

Our senior leadership team

At the heart of the organisation, our senior leadership work hard for animals across the globe. Some of the photographs may be redacted due to the sensitive nature of our work.

Jacob Lloyd with a rescued cow at the Gentle Barn Sanctuary in California

Jacob Lloyd

Executive Director

Jacob Lloyd is the Executive Director of Animal Welfare Investigations Project. He has experience in conducting covert investigations on organised animal cruelty. He is a Certified Animal Cruelty Investigator through the University of Missouri Law Enforcement Training Institute (LETI) in the United States.


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What are our supporters are saying

We value an open and transparent relationship with our supporters. We strive to be open about failures as well as successes. We are currently rated 4.9 stars on Trustpilot, having achieved one of the highest ratings in the nonprofit community.

I find these people totally trustworthy, I respect them enormously. When they have cases of animal abuse they inform us about what there planning on doing. These people go the extra mile to help animals that they find in such terrible conditions

Deborah M.


The people who work for Animal Welfare Investigations Project work hard to get information to the public about the animals they protect. They work tirelessly in order to do so.



Without these people working relentlessly for animal welfare, the world would be a darker place. Thank you for always updating your members with the latest activities, outcomes and letting us know how we can get involved. A bigger thank you, of course, for your continued efforts for animals everywhere.

Julie C.