Why World Animal Protection?

We move the world to protect animals

We end the suffering of animals

Why? Because animals have a right to live free from pain. 

How? By tackling cruelty and suffering worldwide.

Did you know? 3,000 dogs used to be culled every year in Cali, Colombia for fear of rabies. We persuaded the government to sterilise dogs instead. The number of strays fell by 25%. Dog bites reduced. And when the project ended, 10,000 people paid to sterilise their dogs, rather than returning to culling.

Learn more - help end rabies without culling


We help the world see how important animals are to all of us

Why? Because millions of people depend on animals.

How? By demonstrating the vital relationship between people and animals.

Did you know? In 2013 we successfully moved the United Nations to include animal welfare in resolutions for the first time – a victory that will lead to policy change worldwide.

Back a Universal Declaration on Animal Welfare

We inspire people to change animals’ lives for the better

Why? Because we all have the power to improve animal welfare.

How? By moving communities and governments to stop animal suffering.

Did you know? We’ve been moving the world to protect bears for more than 20 years. In India, Turkey and Greece, we’ve helped to end bear dancing – for good. 

Learn more - see how we combat bear baiting

We put animals on the global agenda

Why? Because a sustainable future for the planet can only be achieved if both animals and people are part of the solution.

How? By being part of the big global debates on how we live within the world's resources now and in the future.

Did you know? In 2013 we persuaded UN Member States to adopt animal protection language in two General Assembly Resolutions (on agriculture and disaster risk reduction). For the first time this places animal welfare at the heart of policy and decision making at the United Nations.

Learn more - read about our latest government work