We are World Animal Protection: we've been moving the world to protect animals for over 55 years
Animals in farming
Animals in communities
Animals in disasters
Animals in the wild
We move the world to protect the 70 billion animals farmed each year
The treatment of farm animals is the world’s biggest animal welfare issue – and it’s getting bigger. By 2050, livestock production will be twice what it was in 2000. Right now, more than 70 billion animals are farmed for food each year – two-thirds in conditions that mean they can’t move freely or live naturally.
We campaign to end this cruelty. For animals, people and the planet, factory farming must stop.
We move the world to protect the one billion animals that live in communities
We find the most effective ways to protect animals in communities – and then we act.
So we help governments to manage dog populations humanely and to vaccinate against rabies, instead of culling dogs. We share advice on responsible pet ownership. We prevent working animals being overworked and abused. We do whatever is necessary to protect animals in communities worldwide.
We move the world to protect and rescue animals in disaster zones
When disasters hit, animals experience the same terrible effects as people: injury, starvation, thirst, displacement, illness and stress
We move fast to protect animals affected by earthquakes, floods, typhoons and other disasters.
We provide food, water, medical care, and other emergency assistance to animals in need. We evacuate animals from danger, and reunite animals and owners that have been separated.
We move the world to protect wild animals – and keep them in the wild
From the jungle to the oceans, wild animals face ongoing threats of cruelty and abuse. Bears are captured and forced to fight dogs. Marine mammals, such as whales and dolphins, forced to perform in cruel entertainment venues. Wild animals are traded as exotic pets or unproven medicine.
But long-lasting, genuine change is possible, so we move governments and communities worldwide to protect these wild animals – and by supporting our campaigns, you can help to keep wild animals safe and wild.
Equity, diversity and inclusion
World Animal Protection believes that our success depends on a culture that values and celebrates equity, diversity and inclusion in our people, to achieve our vision to end cruelty and suffering to animals, forever. As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive working environment, empowering all our people to achieve their potential. We actively celebrate diversity of our people and while we have some way to go, we are committed to ensuring all our people are heard and feel included. We will not rest until we achieve equity and equality of opportunity for all our people.
We are a global organisation with 14 offices all over the world
For 55 years we’ve been protecting animals from needless suffering. From the frontlines of disaster zones to the boardrooms of large corporations, we are fighting to create better lives for all animals.
Here are just some of the things our incredible supporters have helped us achieve:
- 558,000 supporters moved TripAdvisor and more than 200 other travel companies to end their promotion of cruel elephant attractions.
- 513,000 supporters moved KFC to improve chicken welfare.
- 188,000 supporters moved Turkish Airlines to stop transporting African grey parrots out of the Congo
Take a look at everything we achieved for animals last year.
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In 2019 we launched a global campaign to highlight the scale of suffering animals face all over the world
How has it come to this?
We believe that animals, and people, deserve a better world.
Together, we can end this cruelty.
Join our global movement of animal protectors now.
Take a look at how, with the help of supporters like you, we moved the world to protect animals in the last year.
Read our Global Review 2021 to see how you helped us:
- improve the lives of around 49 million chickens in Kenya
- share our #AreYouBKidding campaign
- give a presentation at China's 5th Good Food Summit
- convince ABN AMRO to publicly commit to move away from financing factory farming
- reduce bile farming in Vietnam by 93%
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