Links to information in English:
2002: Norway bans the routine castration of pigs
A collection of articles by authors from various academic fields. The articles are published with the consent of the authors but do not necessarily represent the view of Norwegian Animal Protection Alliance.
An open letter to the Bishops on Hunting
By Andrew Linzey, theologist and philosopher
Painism - historical and ethical aspects
By Richard Ryder, philosopher
Animals, Slavery, and the Holocaust
By Charles Patterson, Ph.D.
The Importance of Ethics in Conservation Biology: Ethicists and Ostriches
By Marc Bekoff, biologist
The Norwegian Animal Protection Alliance was established in June 2001. The main objectives are:
- To promote animal interests, especially to public authorities as well as trade and industry.
- To document evidence of human mistreatment of animals, especially concerning animals used for commercial purposes and suffering that is permitted by existing laws.
- To increase accessibility to information about human mistreatment of animals to animal welfare and animal rights organisations, the authorities, trade and industry, media and the public.
The Norwegian Animal Protection Alliance has a broad ethical fundament.
Basic principles 
Norwegian Animal Protection Alliance's work is based on the assumption that:
- An animal's intrinsic value is independent of the animal's species, individual qualities and human emotional relationship to the animal.
- Animals are individuals capable of positive and negative sensations, both physically and mentally. To deprive animals the opportunity of positive experiences can therefore be as reprehensible as subjecting animals to negative experiences.
- Human interests rooted in entertainment, economy, science, religion or tradition do not give humans the unconditional right to expose animals to negative experiences or deprive them of positive experiences.
- A precautionary approach should be applied in regard to the human treatment of animals: If there is doubt as to whether an animal is exposed to negative experiences or deprived of positive experiences, the animal should be given the benefit of the doubt.
Norwegian Animal Protection Alliance aims to achieve the following five freedoms for all animals:
- Freedom from hunger and thirst
- Freedom from physical distress
- Freedom from pain, injury and disease
- Freedom from anxiety and fear
- Freedom to carry out natural behaviour
The Norwegian Animal Protection Alliance is open for individual memberships, but also collaborates with existing animal welfare and animal rights organisations. These organisations will be able to influence the authorities through the Norwegian Animal Protection Alliance.
Norwegian Animal Protection Alliance collaborates internationally and is an affiliate/member of the following organisations: World Animal Net (WAN), World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA), Fur Free Alliance (FFA), European Coalition for Farm Animals (ECFA), European Coalition to End Animal Experiments (ECEAE) and European network to end the keeping of wild animals in captivity (ENDCAP).
Norwegian Animal Protection Alliance abides to democratic working methods and wishes to achieve its goals through communication based on hard facts and science. Norwegian Animal Protection Alliance does not support any working methods that violate the law.
The Norwegian Animal Protection Alliance is run by a staff of dedicated professionals, and has a network of resourceful contacts.
Norwegian Animal Protection Alliance
Adr.: Brenneriveien 7, 0182 Oslo, NORWAY.
Tlf.: (+47) 22 20 16 50
Fax.:(+47) 22 20 60 39
Organisation nr.: 983 482 392
Account (IBAN): NO61 0537 3487 378
Bank (BIC): DNBANOKKXXX
 By the term "animal" we here mean all organisms with a well established nervous system.
 The five freedoms were originally developed by the Brambell committee in England, which examined animal welfare on behalf of the English government. Today the five freedoms are internationally accepted starting points for good animal welfare.