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 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

You are standing up for wild animals in Canada 

  • Before Parliamentarians recessed for the summer, we made sure they were aware that the Jane Goodall Act was strongly supported by compassionate Canadians like you and backed by star power endorsements from Jann Arden, Serena Ryder, the Sam Roberts Band, and the world's top elephant scientists. 

You are supporting important legislation 

  • On June 17, MP Nathaniel Erskine-Smith tabled Bill C-293- the Pandemic Prevention and Preparedness Act for first reading. Thanks to you, World Animal Protection provided input on the drafting of this bill, particularly for addressing top pandemic drivers including anti-microbial resistance, intensive animal agriculture and the unsustainable demand for animal proteins. 

You asked for an end to elephant cruelty and exploitation in India   

  • Thanks to your support, the team in India held a series of events in Jaipur to raise awareness about the suffering of wild animals used for entertainment, and to call on the Government of Rajasthan to end elephant rides like those at Amer Fort and keep these majestic animals where they belong - in the wild.        

You exposed how factory farming is driving climate change    

  • Thanks to you, our latest report, ‘Climate change and cruelty’, analyses the environmental impact of factory farmed chicken and pork in four of the world’s biggest factory farming hot spots: the EU, Brazil, the US, and China. The report warns that continued expansion of factory farming will put the objectives of the Paris Climate Agreement out of reach.   

Read about more wins for animals

Areas of work

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.