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 continued helping wild animals affected by fires in Brazil
- 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. Some of the animals helped are baby jaguars, deer, and anteaters. Sadly, intensive agriculture is a major driver of the destruction of wildlife habitats that causes wild animal deaths and suffering.
You, alongside 100,000 animal lovers, are demanding the end of elephant rides in Rajasthan, India
- World Animal Protection will be submitting petition signatures to the Chief Minister of Rajasthan, with a request to conduct a feasibility study exploring alternative solutions for elephants and mahouts to phase out elephant rides in Rajasthan.
You asked COP27 leaders to address factory farming, the silent climate culprit
- Thanks to you, World Animal Protection was present at COP27 in Egypt urging governments to halt the building of new factory farms - one of the biggest threats to the planet’s ecosystems. We also held side events that examined the link between continued deforestation and the animal feed trade that’s feeding intensive farming in Brazil, China, and Europe.
You helped support groundbreaking research
- Thanks to you, we partnered with Navius Research, Canada’s leading climate and energy modeling agency, to research the impacts of industrial animal agriculture on climate change. This ‘first of its kind’ research demonstrates how policies that encourage Canadians to reduce meat and dairy consumption could significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 13.5 Mt, helping Canada achieve its 2030 climate targets, with no net impact on economic growth. The research has been presented to staff in the offices of the Ministers of Environment and Agriculture and garnered media coverage, with articles in the National Observer, Sentient media, iPolitics and Burnaby Now. Read our Campaign Manager, Lynn Kavanagh’s op-ed here.
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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.