Working horses, donkeys and mules are invaluable for cultivating land and transporting goods and people. Horse owners in many parts of the world do not have the knowledge, skills or income to put the welfare of their animals first.
Natural and man-made disasters wreak havoc on millions of people and their environment every year. WSPA works with governments and local animal welfare groups to help prepare communities in disaster-prone areas.
WSPA and our local partner organization, the Bioresource Research Center (BRC), have been working to bring an end to the cruel sport of bear baiting for over a decade.
Disaster Relief Fund
The World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) provides relief services to animals affected by disasters in developing regions where resources are scarce.
Myanmar relief effort: Audio diary from the field
They are working to distribute food, prevent the spread of disease and alleviate suffering among the surviving animals, which are vital to the recovery and food security of the communities affected by Cyclone Nargis.
It’s important for everyone to have a will regardless of the size of their estate, though a surprising 40% of the population does not have one. A bequest to WSPA is your living legacy to protecting animals in need on a global scale.
Improving the lives of Colombia’s working horses
Around 18,000 people in the city depend on working horses for their income. WSPA believes the solution to the problem of poorly treated horses is to work closely with the owners and teach them how to care for their animals.
Why animals matter in a disaster
WSPA protects the welfare of animals in disaster situations because we believe they can suffer and feel pain. Humans may be left with no source of income and no way to rebuild their lives if their working animals are killed, injured or lost.
Emergency relief in Bangladesh
WSPA delivered emergency relief when the worst floods in living memory hit Bangladesh in August 2007, displacing more than one million people and their animals.
A symbol of hope: protecting Myanmar's animals
As one of the few international non-governmental organizations allowed to enter Myanmar in the weeks that followed, WSPA’s team of vets was always destined to make a huge difference to the worst hit communities.
A recent WSPA video investigation has revealed that one of the holiday's most popular symbols - the reindeer - is being subjected to immense suffering in large-scale round-ups and slaughter in Sweden and Finland.
Becoming a U.S. Member Society
Connect your U.S. Member Society to international animal welfare organizations, and also to other U.S. organizations, working on every animal welfare issue.
Providing care for hurricane-stricken animals
The Miskito farmers rely on animals for their livelihoods, yet 96% of their crops and many of their animals were lost.