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

December

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900 bison at Yellowstone to be relocated, slaughtered or shot by hunters this winter
December

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Dozens of camels barred from Saudi beauty contest over Botox, touch-ups
December

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California grocers sue to stop animal welfare law that could lead to bacon shortage
December

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ROUNDUP REPORT: THE WILD HORSES OF THE WYOMING CHECKERBOARD
December

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Eight wolves were found poisoned in Oregon. Police are asking for the public’s help
December

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Marineland charged with using dolphins, whales for entertainment without a licence
December

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Historic animal protection bill passed in France
December

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La France interdit le broyage et le gazage des poussins
November

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The Humane Society of the United States sues world's largest pork producer for misleading consumers
November

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Three snow leopards die of Covid-19 at children’s zoo in Nebraska