Governance

World Animal Protection's Canadian office is based in Toronto and is a registered charity. World Animal Protection is the operating name of World Society for the Protection of Animals Canada.

We work with other affiliated World Animal Protection offices around the world. World Animal Protection's International office, which coordinates the work of the global organization, is based in London, UK. Our offices are linked together through collaboration agreements, ensuring that they work in a unified and consistent way in support of a strategy developed by staff from across the global organization.

World Animal Protection Canada Board

Dominique Bellemare (President)
Silia Smith
Carter Luke
Edith Myers
Oliver Sterbinsk

World Animal Protection International Board

Paul Baldwin (Chair International Board)
Nesta Hatendi (Deputy Chair International Board)
Anna Lemessany
Carter Luke
Christine Lloyd
Dominique Bellemare
J. Thomas Jones
Karen Winton
Mark Watts
Mwikali Muthiani
Sarah Ireland

World Animal Protection ends the needless suffering of animals by influencing decision makers and inspiring people to change animals' lives for the better. Our vision is a world where animals live free from suffering. We move the world to protect animals.

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June 19 2018
After an emotional, uncertain few months, authorities have agreed to free Rangila the bear from a substandard zoo in Nepal. We helped rescue Rangila from the ‘dancing bear’ trade in December 2017, but he was then secretly taken to a zoo instead of a sanctuary
June 18 2018
Earlier this year, the vast and desolate Eastern Steppe of Mongolia experienced a natural disaster known as a “Black Dzud”; bringing with it extremely low temperatures and high winds for weeks on end. A dzud of this type occurs when a harsh winter follows a very dry summer.