You protected 224 million animals in 2020, turning a year of challenge into lasting change

Over 1 million of you signed our petition demanding G20 world leaders take action to end the cruel wildlife trade and protect animals, people and the planet.

Although the G20 failed to address the global wildlife trade at the Leaders’ Summit in November, with your powerful voices behind us, we’re continuing the fight into 2021 for the lasting change our world so drastically needs.

You provided much-needed food and medical care to over 11,000 wild animals affected by the global pandemic, including elephants at high-welfare venues that were struggling to care for them properly when their income from ethical tourism declined.

When wildfires, floods and explosions endangered the lives of animals, your generosity meant our partners on the ground had everything they needed to respond quickly and help those animals in most need.

In total, your support helped 28,475 animals affected by disasters in 2020.

Intensive farming is the single largest source of animal suffering on Earth. Thanks to your commitment, we’re working with major food producers to help them move to more compassionate models and reduce farm animals’ suffering.

In the UK, after 36,000 supporters signed our #TheRealCheekyNandos petition, the fast-food chain agreed to move away from the use of fast-growing chicken breeds that suffer from painful heart, lung and bone problems.

Over 10 million dogs are culled inhumanely and cruelly every year in misguided attempts to control rabies. Your support vaccinated 148,733 animals across the world – mostly dogs – to help end this cruelty and help reach the UN goal of eliminating rabies in people by 2030.

We know we must focus on dogs to end this awful but preventable disease. Globally, on average, it only costs US$4 to vaccinate a dog against rabies, but 27 times that – US$108 – to treat a person that has been bitten.

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News

November

25

Rodents to the rescue: Trained rats with hi-tech backpacks could save your life in a disaster
November

25

How the extraction of horse blood is sparking controversy in Iceland
November

22

Australians clueless about their country’s most endangered species
November

22

Cows fed hemp act stoned and produce milk containing THC
November

15

Salmon Farmers’ Antibiotic Contamination Chilling
November

15

Hong Kong Customs detects largest sea smuggling case this year with market value reaching $300 million
November

06

Being Around Birds Boosts Our Mental Well-Being Even 8 Hours After Hearing Them By Andy Corbley -Oct 28, 2022
November

06

Mythbusted: Goldfish Have Great Memories and Are Even Used as a Model Species of Fish Cognition By Andy Corbley -Oct 25, 2022
October

10

Farmed fish feel pain, stress and anxiety and must be killed humanely, global regulator accepts
October

10

Breaking! The European Parliament Votes To Increase Protection Of Endangered Species; Calls For Ending The Illegal Wildlife Trade By 2025