Animal welfare is a worldwide matter

We are a federation of 60+ NGOs working towards the recognition of animal welfare as essential for the sustainable development agenda. Our efforts focus on integrating animal welfare into international health, food, and environmental regimes and trade and development finance rules.

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WFA welcomes new leadership to champion global animal welfare

The World Federation for Animals (WFA) has announced its newly elected Board following its General Assembly held on May 15 in Copenhagen.  The elections concluded with the selection of a diverse group of visionary leaders …

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World Federation for Animals commits to elevating animal welfare in the sustainable development agenda at first-ever General Assembly

Copenhagen, Denmark (May 15, 2024 ) — Over 60 animal protection organisations from around the world gathered under the banner of the World Federation for Animals (WFA) for their first-ever General Assembly. Held from 14 …

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Friends in high places: how the tide turned on the donkey skin trade

by Marianne Steel, CEO, The Donkey Sanctuary for World Donkey Day, It has been almost ten years since The Donkey Sanctuary first received reports of donkeys being bought or taken from villages in Africa, only …

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Amplifying the voice of trillions

We harness the collective strength of the animal protection movement to champion the interests of countless sentient beings on the global policy stage. Our pillars of impact drive meaningful change:

Transform policymakers’ mindsets to view animal welfare as a catalyst for sustainable development

Unify and empower animal protection NGOs to be one powerful force in international fora.

Forge an effective Federation with a representative, engaged, and influential membership, driving meaningful change.

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Helping animals around the world

Our members (●) are at the heart of this movement, representing the diverse interests and perspectives that shape our approach on a global scale. Our regional networks (●) garner additional support, ensuring that our voice in international fora is truly representative. Together, we are committed to achieving global impact for animals.

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