From the Field Fall / Winter 2016 Creating change for billions of chickens Wildlife tours that can help animals How youâ€™re helping the dogs who need you most
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Contents In every issue 4 From the Executive Director 6 Highlights 8 Making a world of difference
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5 Trained to help save whales 10 What you achieved for hens 11 Change for chickens 12 You created better lives for dogs 13 Protecting animals, protects people 14 Wildlife trips that help animals 16 A day in the life of Dr Gudush Jalloh Editor: Elizabeth Sharpe Contributors: Josey Kitson, Melissa Matlow, Michaela Miller, Sharon Nicholson, Tiffany Oliveira, Elizabeth Sharpe Designer: Serina Morris Printed by: DT&P CA0022_1016
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From the Executive Director
You give hope, peace and comfort to animals Want more frequent updates about the animals you are helping? Want more tips on how to help animals when you shop, eat and go on vacation? Want more behind-the-scenes access to our projects and updates directly from our staff in the field? Then make sure youâ€™ve joined our email list. Sign up online now at worldanimalprotection.ca
As a supporter of World Animal Protection, you know what it is to give a voice to the voiceless. You know what it means to step in and help those who are most vulnerable. You know what it feels like to stop pain, heal wounds and finally show animals the love and security they deserve. You are tackling the biggest issues affecting the most number of animals. You have made a better life possible for so many animals and your continued support will create a brighter future for even more. The stories of hope and survival you are about to read are your stories. You were there with the animals giving them comfort, saving their lives and safeguarding their futures. On page 5 you will hear about the vital training you made possible to help save entangled whales. On page 6 and 7 you will see how you are helping to change the attitudes of consumers and tourists to better protect animals. On page 8 we will show you just some of the ways you are shining a light on wildlife caught up in tourism and how you are making a world of difference in their lives. With you beside us, we will soon see better lives for 28 million egg-laying hens in Canada (page 10) and together we can improve the lives of 10 billion chickens around the world by 2020 (page 11). I am truly in awe of what you have accomplished for animals already. I know you will continue to protect the animals who need you and I am so thankful for that. Sincerely,
Join the conversation on Twitter @MoveTheWorldCA and on Facebook at World Animal Protection Canada. Check out our YouTube channel to see videos of animals youâ€™ve saved. 4 From the Field
Josey Kitson Executive Director, World Animal Protection Canada
Trained to help save whales It is very likely that, right now, there are whales entangled by ghost gear. These animals are amazingly strong and can carry ghost gear (lost or discarded fishing gear) for weeks, months or even years. If the gear and rope restricts their feeding or movement, it can lead to a painful death.
Thanks to your support, MARS crew Andrew, Jarrett and Tonya are hard at work, learning how to disentangle whales. À la sueur de leur front, Andrew, Jarrett et Tonya, de l’équipe de la MARS, apprennent à dégager une baleine, grâce à votre appui!
Formés à sauver les baleines
Through our Sea Change campaign you help us work with stakeholders to stop lost gear from ending up in the ocean. You were there last spring when we removed over 2,500 pounds of old netting off the coast of British Columbia. And now you have supported crucial life-saving training to rescue entangled whales.
Au moment d’écrire ces lignes, il y a probablement plusieurs baleines prisonnières des engins de pêche. Ces créatures très puissantes peuvent trainer des filets de pêche perdus ou abandonnés pendant des semaines, des mois, voire des années. Quand les filets et les cordages restreignent leur alimentation ou leurs mouvements, elles finissent par en mourir, et de façon douloureuse.
Because of you, we could help members of the Marine Animal Response Society (MARS) receive vital training on all aspects of the whale disentanglement process that will help save the lives of whales off the eastern coast of Canada.
Tout au long de notre campagne Changements en profondeur, vous avez été à nos côtés pour trouver avec divers intervenants des façons d’empêcher les engins de pêche d’aboutir dans l’océan. Vous étiez là ce printemps quand nous avons retiré des côtes de la Colombie-Britannique plus de 1135 kilogrammes de vieux filets. Et vous étiez encore là, avec nous, quand nous avons financé des cours de sauvetage de baleines piégées.
Thanks to you, they are ready to help save whales from ongoing injury and death. You are helping the animals who need you the most.
C’est grâce à vous que nous avons pu aider les membres de la MARS (Marine Animal Rescue Society) à obtenir une formation sur tous les aspects du processus de libération d’une baleine, et à sauver des vies au large de la côte est du Canada.
We will keep you up to date on the MARS crew and the rescues you make possible. Make sure you sign up to receive our emails at worldanimalprotection.ca for the very latest.
Vous aimeriez recevoir des nouvelles de la MARS et des sauvetages que vous rendez possibles? Prenez le temps de vous inscrire pour recevoir nos plus récents courriels : fr.worldanimalprotection.ca.
Grâce à vous, l’équipe était prête à protéger les baleines des blessures et de la mort. Vous êtes là pour les animaux qui ont le plus besoin de vous.
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Highlights Red Cross trainees take action for animals Twenty two enthusiastic people employed by the Philippines Red Cross are now busily helping communities protect their animals from disasters using training that you made possible. The course is part of our partnership with the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC) and is the third we have run since 2013. Helping the IFRC team learn more about animal care and better understand the bonds between people and their animals will be important tools in increasing the power of their work to protect entire communities affected by disasters.
Tiger selfies exposed There’s power in numbers. Your voice joined over half a million people around the world who have demanded that TripAdvisor stop profiting from cruel animal attractions. Your opposition to the suffering of tigers has sparked a movement that will shine a light on the cruel conditions that tigers in the tourism trade endure. You are exposing the scale of hidden cruelty behind those ”once in a lifetime” selfies with captive wildlife. Thanks to you, people all over the world are recognizing that tigers are wildlife, not entertainers.
Protecting animals at the Rio Olympics The Olympic Games this summer saw millions of people visiting Rio de Janeiro. Many animals including dogs, cats, horses, birds, primates and capybaras live close to the sporting venues. These animals all needed your protection from the noise, crowds and dangers of the traffic and stadiums. Thanks to you, we trained Olympic operational teams to correctly handle animals, provided guidelines on responsible pet ownership for Rio’s communities and organized adoption campaigns for dogs and cats in partnership with the Special Secretariat for the Defense of Animals. Thank you for being a champion for animals during the Olympics!
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See more ways you are helping animals at
worldanimalprotection.ca Disaster plans for wildlife Ethiopia has suffered two years of drought – affecting people, farm animals and wildlife. Relief efforts have focused on the humanitarian need but your support meant we could work quickly to protect the wild animals who would otherwise be forgotten. The Ethiopian government is now working with us to build sustainable water pans to quench the thirst of parched wild animals that are important to Ethiopia’s heritage and economy. Thank you for being there for the animals who need you.
Rescued bear cubs now in our Romanian sanctuary Our partner the Asociatia Milioane de Prieteni was alerted to two tiny bear cubs who had been found without their mother in an abandoned den. Having been alone for some time, the cubs were dehydrated – but they took hungrily to bottlefeeding, and were soon transferred to the sanctuary you help fund for specialist care. Now eight months old, the bears have been released into their own special enclosure in the sanctuary. They will live there until they are about two years old, and then hopefully be rehabilitated back into the wild. See more of these adorable cubs on our YouTube channel Photo: AMP
The intelligent and disciplined chicken The inner lives of chickens might not be what you expect. Despite many misconceptions, chickens are clever, emotional beings. We are learning more and more about the cognitive abilities of animals, and chickens are no exception. Scientists have shown that during a task when hens expect a big food reward they will resist an immediate smaller food reward. They have self-control and “hold out” for the larger meal. Other research has shown that chickens can discriminate between different people. All animals deserve our compassion and respect. Learn how you can help chickens at worldanimalprotection.ca facebook.com/WorldAnimalProtectionCanada twitter.com/@MoveTheWorldCA youtube.com/animalprotectionca From the Field 7
Making a world of difference through investigations So many of the campaigns we run simply wouldnâ€™t be as successful and hard hitting as they are without the tireless work of our investigations team. You are with them in the field helping them dig deep and find the vital evidence that we need to call for better lives for animals worldwide.
1 Southeast Asia Our investigations into tiger attractions uncovered mental distress and injuries inflicted on young tigers. We found cubs separated from their mothers and presented to unsuspecting tourists for petting and photos. The shocking film footage, pictures and other information is being used by our Wildlife. Not Entertainers campaign to end the holiday horrors inflicted on tigers worldwide.
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2 Southeast Asia Boxing, zip lining and dancing are just some of the things our investigators found orangutans being forced to do for tourist entertainment in Southeast Asia. The training methods involved to get them to perform such unnatural acts are kept well out of sight of tourists. Together, our exposure of this appalling treatment will help encourage tourists to choose more humane options.
3 London The illegal trade in wildlife is a highly organized, multi-billion-dollar industry linked to the poaching and exploitation of more than 100 million animals annually. We believe major banks and financial enforcement agencies have an important role to play in stopping this criminal activity. As part of an expert, Londonbased working group, we are raising their awareness of the issue, and encouraging them to detect financial activity linked with illegal wildlife trade.
4 Rural India Your support has helped us uncover a shocking trail of abuse inflicted on star tortoises for the international pet trade. The results of our two-year investigation were presented to law enforcement agencies in India and Thailand and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Wildlife Enforcement Network. All have signed on to work against the illegal wildlife trade.
5 South Africa The real story behind tourist activities like walking with lions and cub petting in Southern Africa was revealed by our investigators last year. Our report, launched after the senseless shooting of Zimbabweâ€™s Cecil the lion, documented the extreme exploitation of lions for entertainment. Within 48 hours of the reportâ€™s launch, more than 24,000 people just like you had joined our movement to keep wild animals in the wild.
Learn more about how you are protecting wildlife, get tips on animal-friendly travel options and sign our petitions by visiting StandUpForWildlife.ca From the Field 9
What you achieved for egg-laying hens Thank you for all you have done to help egg-laying hens in Canada. You’ve given them a dozen reasons to celebrate!!
2010 Curb the Cruelty
Your powerful voice led to Canada’s Food Inspection Agency doubling its fines.
Helping Canada Choose cage-free
Thanks to 40,000 people just like you we met with one of the biggest food brands in the world.
Our first Choose Cage-free campaign asked you to influence your local grocery stores and restaurants.
April 2012 You asked: What’s on your plate?
The Million Egg Challenge
2011 - 2012 8 campuses go cage-free
Your outreach to university and college students meant more than 400,000 eggs a year are now coming from cage-free hens.
You exposed the true costs of intensive agriculture on animals, the environment, people’s health and rural communities.
You led the way for animals so we launched a blog to get you closer to the hens you were helping.
Celebrities choose cage-free too
The momentum you built meant celebrity chefs Christine Cushing and Jaimie Kennedy helped spread the word.
The hens get a makeover
October 2013 A buycott!
Supporters just like you from all over Calgary stood up for hens at the Calgary Co-op buycott.
You helped us join NFACC As members of Canada’s National Farm Animal Care Council, you are part of the most important discussions on farm animal protection happening in Canada.
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September 2015 McDonald’s commits to cage-free eggs
Your continued pressure saw McDonald’s commit to cage-free eggs by 2025, that affects 7 million hens each year.
February 2016 Tim Hortons and A&W commit to cage-free eggs
Tim Hortons committed to cage-free by 2025. A&W committed to cage-free sourcing in just two years’ time.
March 2016 Sobeys, Loblaw and Wal-Mart commit
Your support led to the grocery members of the Retail Council of Canada moving to sourcing only cage-free eggs by 2025.
Because of your powerful voice we will see a day when all of Canada’s 28 million egg-laying hens will live free from battery cages. And chickens need you again.
More chickens are farmed for meat than any other land animal in the world. And the scale of their suffering is huge.
Chickens are suffering: Weak bones: caused by growing too quickly and barren, crowded environments that discourage activity. This leads to painful lameness and skeletal disorders as the chickens’ bodies get heavier and heavier. Overworked hearts and lungs: extremely rapid growth means chickens are vulnerable to heart failure and other respiratory problems. Wounds, sores and burns: crammed together in barren environments, the chickens spend more time sitting or lying down in their own waste, which can cause significant skin problems.
The world consumes 60 billion chickens every year
Most of them (nearly 40 billion) are factory grown
Typically, tens of thousands of birds are farmed together in enormous sheds
Chickens need you. You have shown that change for farm animals is possible. You can help end
one of the biggest causes of animal suffering in the world today. Visit worldanimalprotection.ca
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Better lives for dogs
Une vie meilleure pour les chiens
Your support has provided over 1 million rabies vaccinations to protect vulnerable dogs from this terrible disease and from being killed in response to rabies outbreaks.
Votre appui a permis de dispenser 1 million de vaccins contre la rage et de protéger les chiens vulnérables à cette terrible maladie et leur épargner la mort lors des épidémies.
Dogs aren’t the enemy but due to fear and a lack of education, communities can see dogs as a health risk. Through vaccination and education projects, you aren’t just eliminating rabies, you’re eliminating the fear of rabies.
Le chien n’est pas l’ennemi de l’homme, mais par peur ou par manque d’éducation, les communautés le voient comme une menace pour la santé. Les projets de vaccination et d’éducation ne servent pas qu’à éliminer la rage, mais aussi à éliminer la peur de la rage.
Thank you for standing with the most vulnerable dogs. You are stopping their suffering, preventing cruelty before it starts, giving dogs better lives and helping build healthier communities for everyone.
Merci d’être là pour les chiens les plus vulnérables. Vous prévenez la souffrance et la cruauté avant même qu’elles ne commencent, vous offrez aux chiens une vie meilleure et contribuez à bâtir des communautés plus saines pour tous.
Dogs are a valued part of every community if we take responsibility and protect them. Your continued care is making that a reality. Thank you.
Les chiens font partie de toutes les communautés quand ils sont bien protégés et traités de façon responsable. C’est ce que votre appui continu permet d’accomplir. Merci!
There are about 700 million dogs worldwide
Just $4 can vaccinate a dog and save his or her life
You can help create better lives for 50 million dogs by 2020
Il y a 700 millions de chiens dans le monde
Pour 4$ seulement, on vaccine un chien et on lui sauve la vie
Vous allez améliorer la vie de 50 millions de chiens d’ici 2020
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Protecting animals, protects people More than one billion of the world’s poorest people depend on animals for their livelihoods and food security. Many of them live on less than $2 per day and are greatly impacted by disasters and climate change. Despite their critical importance, animals are often forgotten in disaster preparedness and response plans. They aren’t even mentioned in Canada’s international aid policies. Millions of animals perish in disasters every year; devastating the livelihoods of the rural poor and contributing to hunger, malnutrition, debt and aid dependency. Protecting animals during disasters saves lives and livelihoods and can help communities recover and attain self-sufficiency quicker. That’s the message you can bring to Canada’s Minister of International Development!
Help save animals in disasters and help communities recover faster. Please sign our petition at: worldanimalprotection.ca/get-involved
En protégeant les animaux, on protège les gens Chez les pauvres de ce monde, plus d’un milliard dépendent des animaux pour leur subsistance et leur sécurité alimentaire. Plusieurs de ces pauvres vivent avec moins de 2$ par jour et sont très vulnérables aux catastrophes et aux changements climatiques. Malgré leur grande importance, les animaux sont souvent les grands oubliés des plans de préparation et réponse aux catastrophes.
Photos: Kate Holt / World Animal Protection
Les politiques d’aide internationale canadiennes n’en font même pas mention. Chaque année, les catastrophes emportent des millions d’animaux, détruisant ainsi les moyens de subsistance des paysans les plus pauvres, qui vivent alors dans la faim, la malnutrition, les dettes et la dépendance envers l’aide. En protégeant les animaux dans les catastrophes, on sauve des vies et des moyens de subsistance. On aide ainsi les communautés à retrouver leur autonomie plus rapidement. Voilà le message que vous pouvez transmettre à la ministre canadienne du Développement international!
En aidant les animaux dans les catastrophes, on aide les communautés à se relever plus vite. Veuillez signer notre pétition à : fr.worldanimalprotection.ca/impliquez-vous From the Field 13
Wildlife encounters that help protect animals We’ve teamed up with responsible travel company, World Expeditions, to craft new trips with incredible opportunities to view wildlife and protect animals at the same time. You can enjoy tours of Thailand, India, Romania and Kenya, safe in the knowledge that we have reviewed the carefully-crafted itineraries. What’s more, World Expeditions is donating a percentage of each trip to World Animal Protection to support our work to save animals from abuse and neglect. Top photo: iStock. by Getty Images
If animal encounters are high on your list for your next adventure and you want to make sure your experiences aren’t harmful, then these adventures are perfect for you. Visit worldanimalprotection.ca/worldex
UPDATE: Animal Rescue Team are now Animal Protectors As a monthly donor to World Animal Protection you were a member of the Animal Rescue Team. Now you stand side by side with the animals as an Animal Protector! As an Animal Protector you are part of the pride who give a voice to the voiceless and give animals the life they deserve. Your ongoing support has helped thousands of animals and we hope you know that you are a lifesaver! The monthly commitment you make as an Animal Protector means constant care and protection as well as a brighter future for animals around the world. 14 From the Field
The programs that create the most change are on-going and long term. Becoming an Animal Protector means that you will: experience all the things you’ve made possible by hearing from our teams in the field, receive regular updates about the animals you are standing with side by side, join a truly inspiring community of Animal Protectors and most importantly, help stop animal cruelty today, tomorrow and for the years to come. Animals need you every day and with you by their side, amazing things are possible. Photo: Lou Bopp
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A day in the life of Dr Gudush Jalloh
Dedicated vet: Dr Gudosh Jalloh.
Life is never dull for Dr Gudush Jalloh founder of our partner the Sierra Leone Animal Welfare Society (SLAWS). He runs the only veterinary clinic in Freetown, the country’s capital. Since 1988 and through two civil wars, he has saved an incredible number of animals from suffering. He shares one of his days in the SLAWS clinic. 6:30 am As I drive in to the clinic I see people and street dogs getting ready for their day. Over the next six months we’ll be putting everything in place to start a pilot rabies control program. 7:45 am Two patients are already waiting – a large six-year-old Alsatian and a two-month old puppy with a very swollen stomach. The puppy is distressed and I think an operation could correct the problem. I call a hospital radiologist to see if they can do an x-ray. 8:00 am Next I examine the Alsatian. He is very thin. His neck is also very sore and I feel something hard in his throat. I realize I have another candidate for an x-ray. 8:25 am I am now feeling amazed at the prospect of two dogs at a human hospital. I call the hospital and they agree to help.
1:25 pm We head to the hospital taking our patients for their x-rays. 3:40 pm At the radiology clinic the human patients all keep out of our way. The only exception is a toddler who is overjoyed to see our dog and puppy. 4:10 pm The radiologist starts with the big dog. After seven films we can see a blockage and I know what I need to do to operate. 5:00 pm Now it’s our little puppy’s turn and the x-ray shows us the large intestine is completely blocked. The situation is life-threatening and cannot wait until tomorrow. 7:30 pm Back at the clinic and time for surgery. After the surgery and recovery, the puppy is so happy and her owners are delighted too. They come to get her immediately.
Street life: Thousands of dogs roam Sierra Leone’s streets.
Caring owner: Waiting for his dog to be seen at the SLAWS clinic.
Safe hands: The little puppy saved by Dr Jalloh feeling better in our care.
Ongoing work to save the lives of dogs in Sierra Leone is made possible because of you. You are there when dogs need you the most. Hear more about the dogs you are helping at worldanimalprotection.ca
Fall / Winter 2016