Join us for Taking Action for Animals (TAFA) 2010
Registration is open for Taking Action for Animals 2008, the leading national conference of the animal advocacy movement. Come and hear WSPA's representative talk about Handle With Care, the campaign to stop the long distance transport of animals for slaughter.
Who we are
WSPA’s vision is of a world where animal welfare matters, and animal cruelty ends. Commercial exploitation of wildlife – intensive farming and the cruel management and killing of wild animals for food or by-products.
Long-distance transport resources
For a list of terms and additional information related to farm animal welfare, visit WSPA’s Humane Food program >> Download a PDF of our comprehensive report, No Paradise for Pigs.
The food products can then be transported in modern chilled or frozen meat facilities and delivered fresh to their destination.
The impacts of long-distance transport
U.S. government import records show that more than 300 pigs have died in the past five years during transport. Ending live animal transport would also reduce the potential competition posed to local farmers by live pig imports from mainland U.S.
The World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) is represented in 16 countries and works with a network of more than 1,000 animal welfare organizations in 156 countries.
Inside the factory farms
Yet factory farmers continue to cage or tether millions of animals in barren conditions, treating them as machines in a production line.
Targeted campaigning saw a 19% decrease in the number of live pigs transported from mainland U.S. to Hawaii from 2008 to 2010, saving thousands of pigs from this cruel journey.
Universal Declaration of Animal Welfare
A UDAW would work for human health – animal welfare contributes to sustainable farming systems and the improvement of human food safety.
With no option for humane slaughter, WSPA calls for a stop to all commercial whaling. Visibility, sea swells and movements of the boat and whale make it impossible to assure a lethal shot at sea.
Model Farm Project
The model farms also provide WSPA’s university partners with a place to research best practice. WSPA has tested and proved that humane farming methods allow farmers to make a profit and to develop their local traditional farming methods.
Whether helping care for farm animals in the aftermath of a natural disaster, implementing humane stray control programs, campaigning to end unnecessary acts of cruelty, or raising international awareness of animal welfare, WSPA is making a lasting difference in the lives of animals throughout the world.
Each individual animal has intrinsic value, and that it is the responsibility of humans to ensure that their welfare is respected and protected.