World Animal Protection
We are World Animal Protection (formerly WSPA)
We end the needless suffering of animals
We influence decision makers to put animals on the global agenda
We help the world see how important animals are to all of us
We inspire people to change animals’ lives for the better
We move the world to protect animals.
World Animal Protection exists to create a world where animal welfare matters and animal cruelty has ended.
World Animal Protection’s work is focused on four priority animal welfare areas:
Animals in Communities – We offer the most effective ways to protect animals in communities. We help governments to manage dog populations humanely and to vaccinate against rabies, as well as share advice on responsible pet ownership. We also work to prevent working animals from being overworked and abused.
Animals in the Wild – We work around the globe to protect and save wild animals – and to keep wild animals in the wild, where they belong. Our work includes ending the trade of wildlife and wildlife products, stopping the farming of wildlife, exposing the cruelty in using wildlife for entertainment and stopping cruelty to sea life through preventing ghost gear entanglement.
Animals in Farming - The treatment of farm animals is the world’s biggest animal welfare issue – and it’s getting bigger. Right now, more than 70 billion animals are farmed for food each year – two-thirds in conditions that mean they can’t move freely or live naturally. We campaign for higher welfare standards at every stage – from life on the farm to transportation to slaughter.
Animals in Disasters – We provide emergency relief to animals suffering as a result of man-made or natural disasters and thereby protecting people’s livelihoods. We also train communities in disaster preparation and emergency response planning. Locally, we improve animals’ lives and prevent cruelty by working directly with communities and owners.
Globally, we use our consultative status at the United Nations and our relationship with the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) to introduce animals into the most pressing global debates, and to prove the links between animal welfare and successful sustainable development.
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