|Primary Work Area||General Animal Advocacy Legal and Legislative|
|Website||Verein Gegen Tierfabriken|
|Last Considered||December, 2019|
|Archived Versions||November, 2016|
Verein Gegen Tierfabriken (VGT), or the Association Against Animal Factories, is an animal charity based in Vienna with ten local chapters throughout Austria. They conduct public outreach in order to change attitudes and promote animal-friendly lifestyles, and they work to improve legal protections for animals through political lobbying. They also host national and international conferences to promote veganism and the animal liberation movement. VGT aims to end all abuse of animals, including in factory farms, labs, hunting, and the fur industry. They argue that pushing for incremental welfare reforms will eventually lead to more systematic change, a view that we generally agree with, as described in our discussion of the long-term effects of corporate outreach.