Animal Outlook is a national nonprofit 501(c)(3) animal advocacy organization based in Washington, DC and Los Angeles, CA.

Our mission: We’re strategically challenging animal agribusiness through undercover investigations, legal advocacy, corporate and food system reform, and disseminating information about the many harms of animal agriculture, empowering everyone to choose vegan.

Each year, our groundbreaking investigations reveal truth to consumers and spark change, our innovative legal advocacy brings justice for animals, and we inspire thousands to make compassionate choices. Standing united, we are changing the world for animals.


Exposing Truth

Undercover Investigations – Our brave investigators are shining a bright light on the hidden horrors forced upon billions of farmed animals. Approximately 20 percent of your donation goes directly toward supporting our ongoing investigative initiatives.


Delivering Justice

Legal Advocacy – Our proactive legal team is strategically challenging the status quo of animal agribusiness, from animal cruelty to misleading marketing and unfair business practices. Approximately 20 percent of your donation goes directly to Animal Outlook’s legal advocacy.

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Revolutionizing Food Systems

Corporate Outreach – Working with various international corporations, we’re successfully pushing for change to reduce suffering, eliminate animal ingredients, and mainstream the availability of plant-based options. Approximately 18 percent of your donation goes directly to campaigns for change.


Inspiring Change

Outreach & Education – Every day, our staff, interns and volunteers are engaging in creative and effective outreach opportunities to empower others to choose compassion by leaving animals off their plates. Approximately 30 percent of your donation goes directly to outreach and education.


Farm Transitions

Farm Transitions - Our Farm Transitions Program aims to provide farmers with a comprehensive, sustainable, and holistic approach to exiting animal agriculture and entering into a profitable plant-based alternative in the most climate friendly manner available. We do this by centering our approach on farmer's needs, providing agronomic technical assistance, business planning, feasibility analysis, and much more.

Our Leadership Team

Cheryl Leahy, General Counsel Compassion Over Killing
Cheryl Leahy

Executive Director
Animal Outlook

Amy Trakinski, Board Chair Managing Director of VegInvest
Amy Trakinski

Board Chair

Sebastiano Cossia Castiglioni, Board of Directors, Compassion Over Killing
Sebastiano Cossia Castiglioni

Board of Directors

Lisa Winebarger, Board of Directors, Compassion Over Killing
Lisa Winebarger

Board of Directors

Amanda Hitt, Board of Directors, Compassion Over Killing
Amanda Hitt

Board of Directors

Our Staff

Financial Reports

Your Donation Dollars at Work for Animals

Your generous donations have been helping us expose the truth about animal agriculture and inspire people to choose compassion for more than 25 years. We rely on donors, like you, to continue our mission.

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Donation Privacy Policy:
Animal Outlook is committed to respecting the privacy of its donors, whether the donation is made online, by mail, or any other method. We will not sell, share, or trade our donors’ names, personal, or financial information with any other entity, nor send mailings to our donors on behalf of other organizations, unless the donor has given us specific permission to do so.