Top animal success stories of 2020 so far
Animals move our world. We’re sharing our happiest success stories of 2020 so far...
You gave four bears new lives at our sanctuaries in Romania and Pakistan
You gave 15-year-old Roxana a peaceful new life at our partner sanctuary, Libearty in Romania. She was bullied by other bears at Barlad Zoo so had to leave. Our partner in Pakistan, BRC, welcomed three new female bears to Balkasar sanctuary. The bears had been used for baiting or dancing but were surrendered by their owners so they could live out the rest of their lives as bears should.
You supported the long term recovery of Australia’s wildlife after the catastrophic bushfires
Thanks to you, we provided medical supplies to a mobile triage van, supporting the care of 21 kangaroos, and helped search for animal survivors using a thermal imaging drone. We’ll be continuing our work to support the long term recovery of affected animals.
You called out the world’s fast food giants on their treatment of chickens
Our new report, The Pecking Order, shows which fast food giants are taking action to improve chickens’ lives. You shared it and helped put pressure on KFC, Starbucks, Subway, McDonald’s, Nando’s, Burger King, Pizza Hut and Domino’s to do better.
You moved Europe’s biggest retailer Carrefour to end piglet mutilations in Brazil
92,000 people signed our petition asking Carrefour to commit to higher welfare standards – and it listened. The Brazilian branch promised to end the painful castration of male piglets by 2025. It also committed to end ear notching, reduce time mother pigs spend in cages and provide things like hay and toys to play with to enrich each stage of the pigs’ lives.
You gave pets and livestock vital treatment after the Taal Volcano eruption
You provided food and veterinary aid to animals left behind after residents were forced to flee Taal Volcano ash fall in The Philippines. Our team are now working on long term plans that will help prepare and protect animals in future disasters.
You cleaned up for wildlife in Lake Nakuru, Kenya
We partnered with the Global Youth Biodiversity Network (GYBN) to clean up residential areas near Lake Nakuru National Park to help stop animals feeding or becoming entangled in plastic and other waste.
You vaccinated 210 street dogs in Delhi, India
The dogs and their communities are now better protected against rabies and the threat of culling due to fear of the disease.
You provided food to animals rescued from Australia's bushfires
Possoms and other animals affected by the fires were fed and cared for by our local partner Hunter Wildlife, who we help fund.
You inspired colleagues in China to keep working hard through quarantine
Our dedicated colleagues in our Beijing office have been under quarantine for weeks due to coronavirus. Our supporters (and the animals!) have inspired them to push through and continue moving the world to protect animals who need them.
You moved another travel company to become wildlife-friendly
TMT Travel Phuket, Thailand, signed our wildlife-friendly pledge and will stop offering all elephant rides and activities involving wild animals. 256 tour operators are now on board with our pledge.