Seven new organisations join the World Federation for Animals

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The World Federation for Animals has recently expanded its membership to include seven diverse organisations from around the globe, working in Latin America, North America, Asia, and Oceania. These new members bring unique perspectives and strategies to the Federation’s mission. Learn more about their impactful work below:

1. AWARE (Full Member)

AWARE (Animal Welfare Awareness Research & Education) South Korea focuses on creating a social system and foundation for animals to live well, emphasizing institutionalizing animal welfare policy through citizen awareness campaigns, research, education, open dialogues, and international cooperation. Their work aims to improve the overall welfare of animals in South Korea by addressing systemic issues and promoting long-term change. Learn more about their initiatives at https://aware.kr/

2. SAFE New Zealand (Full Member)

SAFE is dedicated to creating a world where animal rights are valued. Through strategic projects and initiatives, including exposing cruelty, legal actions, educational programs, and vegan advocacy, SAFE strives to end animal exploitation in Aotearoa. Their efforts encompass political and corporate engagement, youth programs, and more. Visit them at https://safe.org.nz/ 

3. Wild Rescue Center Jogja (Full Member)

WRC Jogja, a non-profit rescue and rehabilitation centre in Java, Indonesia, cares for approximately 150 animals affected by the illegal wildlife trade. They focus on rescuing protected wildlife from illegal ownership, injury, or wildlife markets and aim to return them to the wild. The team at WRC Jogja is dedicated to ensuring the sustainable future of Indonesia’s biodiversity, through conservation, education, and community engagement. Get inspired by their work at https://wrcjogja.org/ 

4. Animal Law Reform South Africa (Associate Member)

ALRSA, established in 2017 by a team of lawyers from academia, practice, and civil society, is dedicated to leveraging the law to protect and advance the interests of vulnerable beings. Their work includes legislative reform, litigation, and educational initiatives to foster an environment where human and non-human animals can thrive.  Learn more about their transformative efforts at https://www.animallawreform.org/

5. Brooke (Associate Member)

An international charity, Brooke protects and improves the lives of horses, donkeys and mules, helping people in the developing world work their way out of poverty. They work to improve animal health and welfare, offering guidelines on animal handling, hoof care, harnessing and more, while collaborating with policymakers and civil society organisations at global and national levels. Find out more about their work across East and West Africa to Latin America at www.thebrooke.org/ 

6. Fundación Veg (Associate Member)

Operating in Latin America, Fundación Veg advocates for plant-based diets and the reduction of farmed animal suffering. Their multifaceted approach includes corporate reach to promote veganism while working with companies on welfare policies for farmed animals; individual reach, helping people make and sustain dietary changes; and engaging in legal advocacy for the protection and welfare of farm animals. Discover more about them at https://fundacionveg.org/ 

7. Helen Woodward Animal Center (Associate Member)

Helen Woodward Animal Center, established in 1972, is a nonprofit organisation that benefits the community by providing educational and therapeutic programs for people, as well as humane care and adoption for homeless animals. Learn more about how their work to inspire and teach, locally and globally, the importance of the animal-human bond, at: https://animalcenter.org/ 

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