Animal suffering is an urgent worldwide problem. Whether it’s the millions of animals forgotten
after natural disasters or the 1 billion stray cats and dogs at risk of being needlessly culled,
animals need our help. As well as the individual actions we can take, our governments
have a crucial role to play in creating lasting change for animals.
This is why World Animal Protection is calling for a
Universal Declaration on Animal Welfare (UDAW) to be backed by the United Nations.
A declaration will create a baseline for animal care and treatment that every nation in the world can
work towards... It will make animals a global priority, to be included as we seek solutions for the big
issues we face, like poverty and climate change... It will make
More than 2 million individuals and 40 governments have joined us in demanding a declaration. Join
Tell the world that animals matter: back a Universal Declaration on Animal Welfare.
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