Highlights you helped make possible in 2017

Highlights you helped make possible in 2017


There were many wins for animals in need this year because of your support.

Around the world, we saved animals in disasters, helped dairy animals, protected dogs in communities and worked to end the cruelty experienced by wild animals in entertainment. None of this would have been possible without you. 

Wild animals had you looking out for them around the world: 

  • Closer to home, with your support we are engaging with the government to stop the cruel elephant rides at Amer Fort.
  • With your support we are also asking the government of India to withdraw the exemption to live elephants Wildlife Protection Act, 1972. This exemption is being exploited for illegal trade of elephants. 
  • You helped the construction of two night enclosures at Boon Lott’s Elephant Sanctuary (BLES), our partner in Thailand, begin. The sanctuary rescues elephants from abuse in the tourist entertainment industry.
  • You also helped sterilise all known bears used for bile in South Korea, signalling the end of this horrifically cruel industry in the country.
  • You helped remove 5,702 square metres of illegal abandoned fishing net from the Gulf of Mexico, the home of the critically endangered vaquita porpoise.
  • One of the biggest social media sites, Instagram was moved by 250,000+ signatures around the world to educate its users around the suffering wildlife selfies can cause to animals. 

Thanks to you, there was hope for animals in the worst moments:

  • India and Nepal witnessed devastating floods earlier this year. You helped us lead the mobile veterinary response team and provide emergency kits for atleast 15,000 farm animals and pets in India, and 52,000 in Nepal.
  • When Hurricane Irma tore across the Caribbean, closely followed by Hurricane Maria, your support meant our teams could deploy to the hardest hit islands to care for the animals. They were injured, confused and hungry. You helped tend to their wounds, provide food and reunite them with their owners for more than 50,000+ animals in need.
  • You helped deliver lifesaving emergency nutrition packs animals in Mongolia battling through the dzud, the harsh winter following a severe summer drought. Your help directly benefited 144,400+ sheep, goats, cows and horses. Without you, many would have perished of starvation.

With your support, countless dairy animals in India will lead better lives:

  • With your support we were able to move Kwality Dairy India to join the Dairy Welfare Leadership Alliance and commit to the welfare of the dairy animals in its supply chain. This commitment will have a positive impact on the lives on 0.43 million dairy animals in India.
  • The state government of Karnataka, earlier this year, issued a circular asking all the dairies to be registered using the National Code of Practices of Management of Dairy Animals in India, developed jointly by World Animal Protection and the National Dairy Research Institute. This will ensure that all the dairies in Karnataka ensure better welfare practices for their dairy animals.

Thank you for your continuous support in helping to protect countless animals around the world.

Thank you for your continuous support in helping to protect countless animals around the world.

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