World Animal Protection

World Animal Protection

We end the needless suffering of animals. We influence decision makers to put animals on the global agenda. We help the world see how important animals are to all of us. We inspire people to change animals’ lives for the better. We move the world to protect animals

Facts about our job

  • We’ve been moving the world to protect bears for more than 20 years. In Turkey and Greece, we’ve helped to end bear dancing – for good. Today we’re focusing on ending bear baiting in Pakistan – just one example of our work to end cruelty by helping people everywhere to respect and protect animals.
  • We are campaigning to prevent the cruel exploitation of elephants in tourism, working with trusted partners in the industry to improve welfare conditions for elephants in captivity, and educating tourists to reduce demand.
  • Ever since ‘Operation Gwamba’, when we rescued 10,000 animals from floodwaters in Suriname in 1964, we’ve protected hundreds of thousands of animals in disasters.

We are active in more than 50 countries. From our offices around the world, we work with local partners, animal welfare organisations, businesses and governments.

We help people to find practical ways to prevent animal suffering worldwide. We collaborate with national governments and we have formal relationships with international bodies including the Food and Agriculture Organization, the United Nations Environment Programme, the Council of Europe and the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE). We seek national and international policy change to improve the lives of millions of animals, because animal protection is a fundamental part of a sustainable future.

We move to protect animals in the wild, in disasters, in farming and in communities.

Monthly Donations

  • £5 per month or £60 annually

    Could help sterilize and vaccinate one dog in a country where people are terrified of rabies. This helps to protect dogs from being in-humanely killed.
  • £7.50 per month or £90 annually

    Could cover the costs of transporting one rescued bear, used in bear baiting, to the safety of the Balkasar sanctuary in Pakistan.
  • £10 per month or £120 annually

    Could provide emergency shelter for up to 100 animals in a disaster.
  • £20 per month or £240 annually

    Could pay for a complete vet kit including equipment and medicine; it will be used by our vets to treat animals in need when responding to a disaster.