A Light Coloured Mink Kit Looks Up Inside A Bare Wire Cage On A Fur Farm. Mink Have Similar Receptors In Their Upper Respiratory Tract To Humans And Birds, Making Them A Very Suitable Intermediary Host Species For Many Viruses. Narpio, Finland, 2023. Oikeutta Elaimille / We Animals Media

Extension in pandemic agreement talks: A last push for global health and animal welfare

In the last two weeks of March, the International Negotiation Body (INB) tasked with forging ...
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UNEA-6 Resolutions: What they mean for animals

On March 1, 2024, the UN Environment Assembly at its sixth session (UNEA-6) adopted 15 ...
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World Federation for Animals highlights missed opportunities at UNEA-6

The World Federation for Animals (WFA), a coalition representing 53 non-governmental organisations globally, commends the ...
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Shaping a sustainable future: New recommendations for global biodiversity and animal welfare

In a collaborative effort with the chair of WFA’s Biodiversity Working Group, Born Free Foundation, ...
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Joint Statement on the COP28 UAE Declaration on Climate and Health

We, the undersigned organizations, welcome the endorsement of more than 120 countries to the COP28 ...
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A Large Group Of Carp Splash At The Water's Surface As They Feed And Fight For Food Pellets Inside A Floating Cage. The Animals Are Being Raised For Food At An Indonesian Fish Farm Located On A Freshwater Reservoir.

The nexus between animal welfare & AMR

In celebration of World AMR Awareness Week (18-24 Nov. 2023), we are sharing an excerpt ...
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WFA spearheads global initiative for animal welfare and antimicrobial resistance nexus

The World Federation for Animals (WFA) recently proposed establishing the Animal Welfare-Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Nexus ...
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Paving the way at the UN for a One Health Approach to the Pandemic Treaty

By Nelson Dordelly Rosales, Advocacy & International Relations Specialist (FOUR PAWS) During its 78th session, ...
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Forging ahead: Africa’s proactive stance on environmental protection

Over the past month, I’ve had the privilege of representing WFA at two pivotal African ...
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The recognition of animal welfare across international policy

The last couple of months have brought some encouraging signs. We appear to be seeing ...
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A glimpse of hopeful horizons in tackling future pandemics

“In the pursuit of meaningful outcomes, it is essential to maintain a composed and focused ...
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A Female Mink Named Monika Explores Her New Enclosure At The Szopowisko Sanctuary. She Was Rescued By Residents Near An Industrial Farm In Western Poland Where About 50,000 Mink Are Bred And She Has Now Found A New Home In The Sanctuary Founded By Veterinarian Grzegorz Dziwak Where She Lives With Other Rescued Minks. Szopowisko Sanctuary, Le?na, Silesia, Poland, 2022. Andrew Skowron / We Animals Media

Civil society organisations call for comprehensive approach to pandemic prevention

The World Federation for Animals has joined forces with the Born Free Foundation, FOUR PAWS, ...
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