World Animal Protection

World Animal Protection

Charity information

World Animal Protection

World Animal Protection exists to tackle animal cruelty across the globe. Our vision is a world where animals live free from suffering.

We are active in more than 50 countries and work with local partners for greatest effect.

We focus on those issues and activities where we can have the biggest impact on reducing the scale, duration and intensity of animal suffering. These are our programmes to protect animals in farming, in the wild, in communities and in disasters.

Founded 1981

  • Mission statement

    Billions of animals are suffering around the world and every one of them needs help. But real change will only occur when people and organisations take action for animals themselves – together or individually. That’s why we move the world to protect animals.

    Move means an active and tangible shift from where we are today. It means inspiring, motivating, influencing and driving governments and institutions, potential or existing partner organisations, companies, the media, communities and individuals to create the monumental change needed.

    By acting on a global scale we can move the world to make animal protection a global priority.

  • Aims

    World Animal Protection aims to:

    • Transform the lives of at least one billion animals on the farm by 2020, by phasing out the worst methods of production and replace them with more humane alternatives.
    • Benefit the lives of at least 50 million dogs by 2020 by persuading the governments of 25 countries to adopt humane and ethical dog population management policies and practices.
    • Save 100,000 wild animals from being used for entertainment as luxury pets or products, by educating the public and ending the promotion of cruel entertainment venues.
    • Benefit the lives of 5 million animals by responding to disasters and to ensure that vulnerable communities and their animals are more resilient to future shocks.
  • Overview

    Established: January 1981

    Registered Charity Number: 1081849

    Board members: 9

    Full time staff: 300

    Volunteers: 540

    Phone number: 020 7239 0540

    Address: World Animal Protection 222 Gray's Inn Road London WC1X 8HB

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