T A J • A R T
A For-Profit Social Enterprise
TAJ • ART is one of the first benefit corporations (B-corp) functioning as a For-Profit Social Enterprise art gallery wherein a portion of all proceeds will be donated to animal welfare groups around the world, creating a positive impact on society and the environment and to meet higher standards of accountability and transparency.
Trace Johansson's love for animals and her belief that they are kindred spirits and sentient beings of light and love, is what compelled her to make this gallery her vision and structure it as a benefit corporation.
“Because dogs and cats still live in the original state of connectedness with Being, they can help us regain it.”
Animal Welfare Groups We Give Support To Through Your Fine Art Acquisitions and Purchases :
H A R B I N S H S
A N I M A L R E S C U E
When we began rescuing animals in July of 2016, we took in only a handful of dogs and we were petrified. We learnt as we went, and with each case came new experience. Our numbers quickly increased, as the vast amount of dogs in need came apparent. It also immediately became obvious to us that this is what we want to do long term, as a team. With over 2,000 animals having come through our rescue, and with more followers, volunteers and partnership rescues supporting our efforts, we want this year to see even more animals finding safety, receiving treatment and getting their well deserving and overdue happily ever afters. Our Safehouse is located in Harbin, China. As there are no legislative protections in place for animals in this country, we dedicate our efforts to rescuing animals from the Meat Trade (along with local abuse, neglect and abandonment cases). With the help of our amazing flight volunteers and Partner Rescues, our survivors are able to leave China and find loving forever homes all over the world.
M E R C Y F O R A N I M A L S
"Founded in 1999, MFA works to create a society where all animals are treated with the compassion an respect they so rightfully deserve. We serve as a voice for animals through proactive consumer education initiatives, cruelty investigations, corporate outreach, and legal advocacy. We are on the frontlines fighting to protect farmed animals. From factory farms to corporate boardrooms, courts of justice to courts of public opinion, Mercy For Animals is there to speak up against cruelty and for compassion."
S O I D O G
"Founded in 2003, Soi Dog Foundation's mission is to improve the welfare of dogs and cats in Asia, resulting in better lives for both the animal and human communities, to end animal cruelty, and to ultimately create a society without homeless animals. Soi Dog Foundation is fighting the Asian dog meat trade and thanks to overwhelming support from people like you, the trade has been almost completely wiped out in Thailand. Our work with street animals consists of spaying and neutering to prevent unwanted puppies and kittens being born into short lives of suffering, along with the rescue, vaccination, medical treatment, sheltering, and adoption of those that cannot be returned to their territory. Soi Dog also campaigns for an improvement in animal welfare rights across Asia, and helps animals affected by natural disasters, such as the severe flooding in southern Thailand in 2017 and prior to that, the Bangkok floods of 2011 and the Asian tsunami of 2004."
W I L D L I F E A L L I A N C E
"Founded in 1995, Wildlife Alliance has implemented cutting-edge conservation programs in Southeast Asia, Russia, South America, and the Western Pacific. Wildlife Alliance is the leader in direct protection of forests and wildlife in tropical Asia. Our mission is a comprehensive approach – Direct on the ground intervention by working with government rangers to ensure strict law enforcement and good governance. We build rangers’ professional capacity and provide full support for their livelihoods. This enables them to focus completely on their duties to take strong action, with no exception. In this way, we fight corruption, which is one of the main causes of underdeveloped countries failing to enforce wildlife laws."