Welcome!

The World Federation for Animals (WFA) is a membership organisation for animal protection groups. The purpose is to be a big tent, uniting the movement by sharing information and developing focus on key policy issues impacting animals.

There are opportunities missed in international fora, such as the Food and Agriculture Organization, Committee on Food Security, Convention on Biological Diversity, International Financial Institutions, and UN Environment. An ’Animal Welfare’ Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) has been sorely missing, for years. 

The WFA does not compete for individual donors but is supported directly by member organisations and foundations. The contribution of the Founding Members will help the WFA in the initial three years to enable the setup and development of the federation.

We are open for all animal protection organisations to become a member so you will benefit from the coordination and information sharing and be a part of the global movement. You may read more about our criteria for joining here.

If you are interested in joining the World Federation for Animals, please fill in our contact form and someone will be in touch with you.

The World Federation for Animals was founded by:

African Network for Animal Welfare

The African Network for Animal Welfare is accredited to United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) as a major group and to the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) as an advisor with consultative status.

American Anti-Vivisection Society

Ending the use of animals in science through education, advocacy, and the development of alternative methods.

Animals Australia

We believe in a worldwhere compassion extends to everyone.

Asia for Animals Coalition

The Asia for Animals (AfA) Coalition appeals to both governments and specific facilities opposing animal cruelty as one voice and act as a filter point for animal welfare organisations across Asia.

The Brooks Institute

Pursuing a Paradigm Shift in Animal Rights Law & Policy

Compassion in World Farming

Compassion in World Farming campaigns peacefully to end all factory farming practices. We believe that the biggest cause of cruelty on the planet deserves a focused, specialized approach – so we are relentlessly focused on ending factory farming.

Cruelty Free International

Cruelty Free International works to end animal experiments worldwide. We do this by investigating and exposing the reality of life for animals in laboratories. We challenge decision-makers to make a positive difference for animals. And we champion better science and cruelty free living.

Deutscher Tierschutzbund

Every fellow creature has the right to integrity and a life appropriate to its species. We want this right to be realised for all animals – in business, in research, in private households and wherever humans interact with animals.

Djurens Rätt

Animals, like humans, are sentient beings with interests and needs that must be met. Djurens Rätt was founded in 1882 and has always strived to give the animals a voice in our society and defend their rights.

Dyrenes Beskyttelse

The people at Dyrenes Beskyttelse (Animal Protection) help animals in need, stop animal abuse and fight for a respectful and sustainable relationship between animals, humans and nature.

Eurogroup for Animals

As the pan-European advocacy organisation for animals, Eurogroup for Animals aims to improve the well-being of as many animals as possible and defend their interests.

Fondation Brigitte Bardot

With the creation of her Foundation in 1986, recognized as being of public utility in 1992, Brigitte Bardot surrounded herself with a team and tools allowing her to lead her fight for the animal cause, in France and around the world.

FOUR PAWS

is the global animal welfare organisation for animals under direct human influence, which reveals suffering, rescues animals in need and protects them. Our vision is a world where humans treat animals with respect, empathy and understanding.

GAIA

GAIA, or Global Action in the Interest of Animals, unites people who support animal welfare and the rights of animals to be treated with respect. Campaigning as the Voice of the Voiceless since 1992, GAIA achieved groundbreaking results in Belgium and is dedicated towards a society that reflects ever more genuine consideration for the animals’ interests and dignity. 

Mercy for Animals

Mercy For Animals exists to end one of the greatest causes of suffering on the planet: the exploitation of animals for food, in particular, industrial animal agriculture, aquaculture, and fishing.

 

RSPCA

Our exciting new strategy will shape our future as we work tirelessly to rescue and care for animals in need, inspire kindness and compassion to animals and change attitudes, behaviours and laws.

World Animal Net

A world in which animal sentience is respected, and the welfare of animals protected.

World Animal Net’s mission is to improve the status and welfare of animals worldwide by offering information, expertise and new opportunities to connect, collaborate, and campaign for change.

World Animal Protection - International

Our mission is to create a better world for animals

  • 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

World Horse Welfare

World Horse Welfare supports the horse-human partnership in all of its guises, using care, research, education and influence. Almost 100 years old, the charity works with horses, horse owners, communities, organisations and governments to improve welfare standards and stamp out equine suffering worldwide.