Do you feel for the defenceless creatures that are victims of human
One voice for all the planet
Will Man accept to give up his frenzied desire for domination?
Man flouts human rights, ill-treats billions of animals, destroys
ecosystems, causing thousands of animal and plant species to disappear,
and poses a grave threat to the natural balance of the biosphere.
One Voice adds its actions to the joint effort
to defend human rights, animal rights and environmental rights.
At a time of growing awareness of the intrinsic value of non-human
life, we face a choice and a challenge: to radically rethink
our relationship with animals and the living world as a whole, or
to jeopardize our planet's future.
Voice speaks out to bring animals inside the circle of
compassion and solidarity, and to recognise their rights.
One voice for those that have no rights
One Voice bases its philosophy on "reverence for life,"
a principle that was dear to our patron, Théodore Monod.
Each animal must be respected for itself and recognised as an
individual with its own intrinsic value… its own dignity.
We carry out investigations and spearhead campaigns to inform
the public, and put pressure on authorities to amend both national
and European legislation.
Change attitudes : animal welfare
is seen by many as a non-issue. We want animals to be recognised
as sensitive beings, capable of feeling pleasure and pain, and
of distinguishing an experience as positive or negative for their
Reveal and combat animals' suffering :
One Voice draws public attention to individual acts of cruelty,
but also the cruelty that hides behind political and economic
factors, and so-called traditions.
Defend animals' right to dignity :
our goal is for animals to no longer be considered as objects.
They must be treated fairly and benefit from rights that will
guarantee their fundamental desire for a life free from suffering.
Promote a just and noble combat : One
Voice shares the same values as those that defend human rights:
solidarity and compassion for the most vulnerable.
Encourage responsibility : The arbitrary
right to freely use and abuse animals and their natural surroundings
can have no moral justification. It also has serious repercussions
on our environment and our health. Surely a sense of responsibility
should guide our acts?
One voice for those that have no voice
We use legal and non-violent means to oppose crimes against animals.
Our methods respect Man's most noble values, the most important
of which is complete respect for the moral and physical integrity
of all living beings.
Campaigns and objectives
One Voice works to defend :
• laboratory animals :
ban the testing of cosmetics, chemicals and weapons on animals;
end experiments on primates, dogs and cats...
One Voice is a member of the European Coalition to End Animal
Experiments that brought the "cosmetics directive" before
the European Parliament.
• pets : dismantle illegal trade rings.
• wild animals : make it illegal to capture bears
or use them to commercial ends; outlaw seal hunts; recognise great
apes' rights; ban animal acts in circuses.
• farm animals : ban factory-farming and limit transportation
time. We will continue to defend animals for as long as necessary,
wherever they are and whatever difficulties we face, including
desperate and unpopular causes.
A voice for every animals
Beyond giving back a life, each rescue shows the face of animals'
suffering and reveals the human faces that inflict it.
The refusal to recognise animals as individuals is a means of
continuing to deprive them of their rights. This is why
we give all the animals we rescue a name.
"The error of ethics has been that it is limited to Man's
behaviour towards Man when the question is how Man behaves towards
the world and towards all the living beings that he meets on his
One Voice supports sanctuaries that rescue animals that are threatened
with extinction and help return them to the wild.