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 moved a traditional Chinese medicine company to sign the wildlife-friendly medicine pledge
- Internet company, Huofar, signed the pledge and has committed to supporting wildlife-friendly herbal and wildlife free products for its 400,000 consumers. Huofar provides healthcare services and health food using traditional Chinese medicine methods.
You exposed the hidden health impacts of factory farming
- Thanks to you, our latest report, “The Hidden Health Impacts of Industrial Livestock Systems”, explains how factory farming is not only hurting billions of farmed animals but putting the public health at high risk and damaging the environment.
You supported vets and organizations in Brazil to get prepared for wildfire season
- As part of our work to prevent fires and protect affected animals in Brazil, you helped donate personal protection material to the Pantanal Animal Rescue Technical Group. Also, along with the Institute Homem Pantaneiro, GRETAP and the Universidad Católica Don Bosco (UCDB), you helped develop specialized online wildlife rescue training for veterinarians and biologists.
You convinced South Korea to end bear bile farming for good
- After almost 20 years of campaigning in partnership with Green Korea United, you helped move the South Korean Ministry of Environment to end bear bile farming in South Korea. The joint agreement, signed with the Bear Farmers Association and key local animal protection organizations, sets out a commitment to prohibit bear bile farming and bile extraction from January 1st, 2026.
You moved Expedia Group to stop selling tickets to captive dolphin and whale attractions
- After three years of sustained pressure from more than 350,000 committed supporters like you, global online travel company Expedia Group has announced it will end its support for whale and dolphin interactions and circus-style performances by prohibiting their sale. This is one step closer to making this the last generation of dolphins to suffer in captivity for profit and entertainment.
Read about more wins for animals
After years of campaigning with our supporters and partners, South Korea’s bear bile industry will end.
Tu Do, the bear, was voluntarily surrendered by her owner to a sanctuary after World Animal Protection negotiations.
The European Union’s new laws have come into effect, banning the prophylactic use of antibiotics in farmed animals.
Watch how you made a difference for animals in 2021:
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.