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"Consider that animals, like us, have one life. It is their life, their only life and as important to them as our own life is to us." Jill Robinson, MBE

"Compassion for animals is intimately connected with goodness of character; and it may be confidently asserted that he who is cruel to animals cannot be a good man." Arthur Schopenhauer

"If a man aspires towards a righteous life, his first act of abstinence is from injury to animals." Albert Einstein

"Thousands of people who say they 'love' animals sit down each day to enjoy the flesh of creatures who have been utterly deprived of everything that could make their lives worth living." Jane Goodall

"In 100 or 200 years time, we may look back on the way we treated animals today as something like we today look back on the way our forefathers treated slaves." Richard Dawkins

"Sport hunting is a sickness, a perversion and should be recognised as such. People who get their 'amusement' from hunting defenceless animals can only be suffering from a mental disorder" Sir Roger Moore

"Animals run no risk of going to hell, they are there already" Victor Hugo

"This may surprise you, because it surprised me when I found out, but the single biggest thing that an individual can do to combat climate change is to stop eating animals." James Cameron

“Life is about compassion. Everything else is just dust in the wind.” Milena Malesevic

“The question is not, Can they reason?, nor Can they talk? but, Can they suffer?" Jeremy Bentham

"You may choose to look the other way but you can never say again that you did not know.” William Wilberforce

"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated" Mahatma Gandhi

"Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened" Anatole France

"All beings tremble before violence. All fear death, all love life. See yourself in others. Then whom can you hurt?" Buddha

"Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them" Dalai Lama

"We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals" Immanuel Kant

"I don't believe in the concept of hell but if I did I would think of it filled with people who were cruel to animals" Gary Larson

"I'm suspicious of people who don't like dogs, but I trust a dog who doesn't like a person" Bill Murray

Helping to alleviate animal suffering

Burnie’s Foundation was established to make donations that will help alleviate animal suffering. We will make donations from our own funds and we will also raise funds from animal lovers who would like to contribute to the projects we support and who are confident in our ability to choose the most worthy projects deserving of their help. Donors to Burnie’s Foundation should be secure in the knowledge that Burnie’s projects will be respectful of their donations and will spend their money carefully in ways that will bring most benefit to the animals.

We look to help streamlined projects that are run in a businesslike, efficient manner where the results of our donations and how they improve animals’ lives are measurable. Good intentions alone are not enough for Burnie.

Burnie’s was inspired by the work of amazing charities all over the world like Animals Asia, The Retreat and REAN. Unencumbered by bureaucracy these very different charities alleviate animal suffering (and sometimes manage to replace it with love, joy, fun and happiness) and inspire others to do the same.

Our purpose is to help them and to encourage others to help them to alleviate more suffering. To continue their wonderful work on a larger scale than would have been possible without our help and to inspire other like-minded people to follow their example. In the coming months we look forward to showing you the results of Burnie’s first projects – examples of where animal suffering has been alleviated as a direct result of the donations we have made. We hope that seeing the benefits that result from our donations will encourage you to make donations of your own, which will enable us to look for more projects to help.

Highlights of
Burnie's First Year:

625
Animals rescued
260
Dogs rehomed.
52
Cats rehomed.
175
Farm animals rehomed.
94
Dogs in the safety of our Romanian sanctuary.
11
Cats in the safety of our Romanian sanctuary.
33
Farm animals will spend the rest of their lives at our new sanctuary in Norfolk.
11
Street cats in Mallorca neutered.
48
Supported the rescue and rehabilitation of 48 broken bears from cruel Asian bile farms.
Supported the construction of an on-site veterinary centre at The Retreat animal sanctuary in Kent.

Thanks you to each and everyone who have been by our side,
together we were able to save many lives and bring many smiles!

Find out more about Burnie's work

Check out Burnie's latest work in the Norfolk sanctuary

Burnie invited a few friends to help with the new Romanian arrivals. Check out the Norfolk case study page to find out more.

Burnie's Projects

Find out about all the great things Burnie has been getting up to on his mission to alleviate animal suffering.

Burnie's Projects