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About WSPA

Our vision: a world where animal welfare matters and animal cruelty has ended.

The World Society for the Protection of Animals exists to tackle animal cruelty across the globe. We work directly with animals and with the people and organizations that can ensure animals are treated with respect and compassion.

With your support, we campaign effectively to combat the world’s most intense and large-scale animal welfare issues. We bring about lasting change by:

  • helping people understand the critical importance of good animal welfare
  • encouraging nations to commit to animal-friendly practices
  • building the scientific case for the better treatment of animals

We are local

We improve animals’ lives and prevent animal cruelty by working directly with communities and owners. Working on the ground with local partners for greatest effect, we are active in more than 50 countries.

In the US...

Here in the US, we're based in New York City. As an animal-welfare nonprofit - not animal rights - we work with consumers and businesses to bring about lasting change. WSPA US staff, in addition to supporting global projects, are working on campaigns to encourage Cage-Free Eggs, end the suffering of sea turtles at the Cayman Turtle Farm, raise awareness of our work around the eradication of rabies, and more. You can follow us on Facebook and Twitter to stay up-to-date on our day-to-day work.

We are global

We have consultative status at the Council of Europe and collaborate with national governments, the United Nations, the Food and Agriculture Organization and the World Organization for Animal Health – influencers with the power to improve the lives of millions of animals. We are uniquely placed to bring animals into the heart of the most pressing global debates and prove the links between good animal welfare and successful sustainable development.

We are there in emergencies

When disaster strikes, we make sure that animals – so vital for community recovery – are not forgotten. Working with partner organizations, governments, humanitarian groups and international agencies, WSPA is the world leader in animal-focused disaster response and risk reduction. With 30 years of experience, sometimes we are the only animal organization able to access disaster-struck regions and make a very real, immediate difference to suffering animals.

We need you

WSPA is dedicated to improving the lives of animals. We are inspired by our supporters’ commitment to animal welfare – you make our work possible. Together, we are creating a world where animal welfare matters.

Read WSPA’s latest Global Review >>

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