Your support is making a difference for animals

You are making real and lasting change happen. It is because of your commitment and belief that every animal deserves a life worth living, that World Animal Protection can find long-term sustainable solutions to stop animal exploitation, cruelty and suffering. Thank you!

Here are some of the latest good news stories you have made possible:

You are holding booking and travel companies accountable

  • Our newest report "Tracking the travel industry" found that several large travel and booking companies including Groupon, Klook and continue to profit from captive wildlife entertainment. Together, with your support, we can push to end the exploitation of wild animals for entertainment. Watch our Campaign Director, Melissa Matlow, talk with CTV News about this report and how we plan to keep holding the travel industry to account.

You helped Cecelia and her best friend Darlan prepare for release into the wild 

  • Together with our local partner, Ecótono Institute, you are contributing to the treatment and rehabilitation of animals that have been orphaned, dehydrated, or hit by vehicles due to the loss of their habitat caused by fires. Cecelia the anteater was another victim of the Brazil fires. Since being rescued, she has been recovering and adjusting to everyday life, and has become best friends with another anteater called Darlan. They have recently been released back into the wild.

You are calling out roadside zoos

  • Thanks to your support, our report "Nothing new at the zoo" is based on an assessment of 11 zoos in Ontario and highlights the perceived violations of several existing regulations putting animals and people at risk. Michèle Hamers, our Wildlife Campaign Manager, gave a number of media interviews, including The Hamilton Spectator, The Saugeen Times and W5

You helped Bill C-293 pass to Committee

  • Thanks to your support, the Pandemic Prevention and Preparedness Act (PPPA) or Bill C293 has passed to the House Standing Committee on Health. The bill would create a Pandemic Prevention and Preparedness Act and require the government to take a One Health One Welfare approach to address key pandemic drivers like the commercial wildlife trade and wildlife markets. While it's still a long road before for this bill to passes to become law, World Animal Protection will be following the hearings and advocating for this bill to pass.
A three-toed in the wild.
A group of piglets at a high welfare farm

Read about more wins for animals

A better future for farm animals and wildlife

While there are many good things happening for animals at this time, there is still more work to be done to improve their lives. To make real and lasting change possible, it takes time to bring together experts, meet with company and government officials, identify opportunities, explore long-term solutions, share findings and ultimately put an end to the suffering of animals. 

World Animal Protection is focused on transforming the global systems that cause immense suffering to animals. By addressing the root causes of animal suffering, we can make the biggest difference for the greatest number of animals. Together with amazing supporters like you we will ensure farm animals live good lives by transforming the food system as well as stop wild animals from being cruelly exploited as commodities by changing the systems that allow it.

With your ongoing support, World Animal Protection is:

  • Uniting governments and businesses to end the wildlife trade. 
  • Moving the Canadian government to commit to curbing the commercial wildlife trade and to champion wildlife protection at global policy forums.
  • Working to stop wild animals from being cruelly exploited as commodities for entertainment, Traditional Asian Medicine (TAM) or as exotic pets.
  • Providing funding to sanctuaries to feed and care for rescued animals like bears and elephants.
  • Working to ban the prophylactic use of antibiotics in farming and encouraging governments and leading food companies to adopt better farm animal welfare policies.
  • Moving people to consider eating less meat and more plant-based foods to help reduce the world’s dependence on factory farming.
  • Exposing how factory farming contributes to climate change and biodiversity loss.
  • Working to change global financial investment systems that are fueling factory farming expansion.