Holiday gift guide for animal-lovers
We have the perfect gift for any animal-lover: the gift of helping animals. Give the gift of saving dogs’ lives, rescuing bears from cruel “entertainment,” or unshackling captive elephants.
For the dog-lover in your life
Dogs are the perfect best friend: they’re loyal, affectionate, and playful. And in countries around the world, dogs can contribute to our livelihoods.
That’s why it’s so upsetting that thousands of dogs are brutally and cruelly killed due to the fear of rabies. Instead of examining the root causes of stray dog populations, such as irresponsible ownership and overbreeding, some governments look to mass killing as a quick-fix solution. Dragged through the streets, electrocuted, poisoned or gassed – culling is nearly always a horrendous and painful death.
But we can do something about it: since the start of our Better Lives for Dogs program, we have saved more than a million dogs from this fate by vaccinating them against rabies.
It only costs $1 to save one dog’s life. Consider saving 25 dogs for $25, or 50 dogs for $50 this holiday. Click here to see all the gifts available for dog-lovers.
For the friend who loves bears
We’ve been working with our local partner, the Pakistan Bioresource Research Centre (BRC), to end the needless suffering of bears in Pakistan. Together we've rescued more than 100 captive bears who fought for their lives during brutal bear baiting events or were forced to “dance” on busy streets for up to 12 hours a day for entertainment purposes. These rescued bears are now able to live better lives, and so are their owners.
Give the gift of freeing a captive bear, or the gift of caring for the bears who are given a second chance at life. View all gifts for bear-lovers here.
For the friend who thinks elephants are extraordinary
We know that riding elephants is cruel and unfortunately, it still happens every day in the animal tourism industry. With your support, we’ve convinced over 200 travel companies worldwide to commit to stop selling, promoting and offering elephant rides and shows.
Along with some of the world’s most influential travel companies, we are working with Happy Elephant Valley in Chiang Mai, Thailand as they embark on a landmark journey to become a truly elephant-friendly venue.
For the friend who wants to hug a sloth
Removing a wild animal from its natural habitat for use as a wildlife selfie photo prop condemns it to a life time of suffering and in many cases, a death sentence. Across the world wild animals are used and abused in different forms of tourist entertainment and unknowingly hurt by the general public – the very people who love them so much. World Animal Protection is working with AIUNAU, a local partner operating a rehabilitation centre for sloths who have suffered in the tourism industry.
For the friend who loves all animals equally
As World Animal Protection, we move the world to end the needless suffering of animals, help the world see how important animals are to all of us, and change animals’ lives for the better.
We hope that one day animals no longer need us to be protected from cruelty and suffering. But right now, animals all over the world really need your help.
Show the animal-lover in your life that you understand their passion for animals by giving them a gift that goes where the need is greatest.
World Animals Gifts allow you to be the miracle animals need this holiday season. View the full gift guide here.