World Society for the Protection of Animals
Thanks to WSPA supporters, 2009 saw…
national governments place value on meeting animals’ needs by backing a Universal Declaration on Animal Welfare, including all EU member states and Nicaragua
chickens reared in high welfare settings as part of the China model farm project
Improved lives for nearly
teachers across countries, including India and the Philippines, trained in teaching animal welfare messages to shape a compassionate new generation
people educated about responsible pet ownership and rabies prevention, protecting many thousands of dogs
equines in Cambodia, China, Colombia, Israel, Nicaragua, Palestine, Thailand and Uruguay following veterinary care from mobile and static clinics
Australians call on their members of parliament to reject the cruelty of long distance transport, inspired by our hard-hitting Humane Chain campaign
fellow animal welfare organisations receive training – from veterinary skills to volunteer management – making their work for animals more effective
Relief efforts launched in response to disasters across Asia, the Caribbean, Latin America and Oceania, providing many thousands of animals with emergency feed and care
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A world first: rehabilitated bonobos successfully released into a forested region of the Democratic Republic of Congo
bears rescued from the violence of baiting and rehomed in the lifelong sanctuary of Pakistan’s Kund Park, built and funded by WSPA
Over people across the world back ‘Prou’, the Catalonian people’s anti-bullfighting campaign
of Borneo’s injured and displaced orangutans relocated to a safe rainforest home
2000-2009: A decade of making animals matter
Inspiring animal welfare worldwide
Protecting the world’s strays
Changing conditions for working equines
Acting for animals at risk: disaster preparation and response
Campaigning for farm animal welfare
Creating compassion through education
Empowering animal advocates
How you can help
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reports of cubs poached for bear dancing in Orissa state, India, after a year of forest guard training and local education activities
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Cover image: Pakistan, 2009. Marvie, a female Asiatic black bear, relaxes in the WSPA-funded Kund Park sanctuary, where large, enriched enclosures provide a lifelong refuge from the brutality of bear baiting.
Welcome This has been an exciting year for WSPA, and we are proud to have you with us on our present journey. 2009 has taken us ever closer to achieving some of our key long-standing goals, including seeing an end to the violence of bear baiting in Pakistan and the suffering of India’s dancing bears. While we continue to use your generous support to end these examples of acute animal cruelty, WSPA is now also in a position to look forward to tackling the many animal welfare challenges that face us with fresh ideas and approaches. The world is always changing, but we can now see more clearly than ever the effects of human behaviour on animals, as habitat destruction, climate change and food security all shoot up the global agenda. With these universal challenges both creating new and compounding existing animal welfare problems, our responses to farm animal welfare, disaster management and all the issues we work on must be ever more compelling, sustainable and sophisticated. A WSPA disaster team react to post-earthquake animal need, Costa Rica
About us The World Society for the Protection of Animals brings about change to benefit animals, ranging from local improvements in the treatment of working and companion animals to national agreements that animals’ needs must be respected. We prevent animal suffering by running and supporting effective campaigns; carrying out projects that are based on and add to sound science; making education central to what we do; and working with a wide range of partners.
With our member societies, governments and international agencies we are leaders in preparing for and responding to disasters, ensuring that the animals which are so vital for community recovery are not forgotten. In partnership with our Member Society Network – the world’s largest alliance of animal welfare organisations – we seek to achieve our vision: a world where animal
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This is truly exciting to us, and we hope that what you read within this review inspires you. The dedication of our staff and member societies is matched only by that of our supporters – we make local, national and international change possible together. WSPA is about real improvements in animals’ lives, and that is what you are helping us achieve. We hope you will be as proud as we are of WSPA’s many achievements in 2009, and will join us in thanking Peter Davies, outgoing Director General, for his great commitment throughout his tenure. We are now looking forward with enthusiasm to what we can do in 2010 to create a world where animal welfare matters and animal cruelty ends, and hope you will stay with us on this journey.
With sincere thanks and best wishes,
welfare matters and animal cruelty ends.
Our work is recognised by the United Nations and Council of Europe.
WSPA Board of Trustees
WSPA senior staff
WSPA’s UK-based Board of Trustees is largely composed of representatives from some of the world’s largest and most influential animal welfare organisations and offers guidance to all regional WSPA boards.
Treasurer Dr Andrew Rowan DPhil USA
Chief Executive Officer Mr Mike Baker
Dr Bjarne Clausen Denmark
President Mr Dominique Bellemare BSc LLB MBA Canada
Mr Carter Luke USA
Deputy CEO and Director of Marketing and Communications Mr John Trampleasure
Sr Vice-President Professor Ranald Munro BVMS MSc DVM MRCVS UK
Dr Dennis Turner Switzerland
Jr Vice-President Ms Hanja Maij-Weggen The Netherlands
Mr Mark Watts UK
Secretary Mr Peter Mason New Zealand
WSPA is ready for this challenge, with a new five-year strategy to begin in 2010 and energetic leadership from Mike Baker, Chief Executive Officer. Mike joined us in 2009 and brings many years of valuable animal welfare experience with him, most recently from his role as CEO of equine charity The Brooke. Mike, our trustees and WSPA staff remain committed to the issues you have shown you are passionate about, including the various harsh challenges facing the world’s wildlife and the inhumane slaughter of whales. But we must move all our animal protection initiatives forward knowing that we are part of a global community, and that if we work smart, animals, people and the environment will feel the results of our endeavours far beyond each individual action.
To improve the lives of the greatest number of animals possible, in a way that best utilises your generous support, we must ensure animals appear in the global debates they are so relevant to. This is something our work in 2009, particularly the campaign for a Universal Declaration on Animal Welfare, has left us in a unique position to do. At the same time, WSPA’s strong history of practical, grass roots work with animals and member societies will continue, and we are pleased to report that more and more of these handson projects are contributing to the world’s understanding of animal welfare. In 2009, many of our innovative projects – including showcasing the strengths of humane responses to rabies outbreaks, convincing governments of the value of compassionate approaches for people and dogs – demonstrate that WSPA is at the forefront of creating and proving new best practice for animal welfare that can be replicated worldwide.
Dr Chinny Krishna PhD India Ms Marcelle Meredith South Africa Dr Toralf Metveit Norway Ms Sonja Van Tichelen Belgium Ms Cecilia Vega Leon Mexico Dr Hugh Wirth AM KSJ BVSc Hon DVSc MRCVS FAVA Australia
Director of Programmes Mrs Carol McKenna Interim Director of Resources Mr Andy Turnbull Chief Veterinary Adviser Mr David Wilkins MRCVS MBE
Mr Dominique Bellemare BSc LLB MBA President
Mr Mike Baker Chief Executive Officer
Our ambitious campaign to persuade the United Nations to adopt a Universal Declaration on Animal Welfare is launched. A Declaration would encourage governments to make and enforce laws that benefit animals – perhaps the biggest single step forward for welfare that we can take. By the end of 2009, 36 countries and over two million people have given their support, meaning animals really do matter more than ever.
We work with First Nations (indigenous) communities in Canada to introduce animal protection by-laws and run spayneuter clinics, showcasing humane dog population management and replacing cruel alternatives such as shooting. This year, your support enabled us to collaborate with First Nations’ representatives and member societies, together developing a national strategy to end inhumane dog control in communities across Canada.
Life-saving medicines are delivered to the animals of Kabul Zoo and emergency clinics held for hundreds of Afghanistan’s working animals once combat ceases. Your generosity means our work to protect animal victims of human conflicts goes on. In 2009, we gave the Palestine Wildlife Society US$10,000 of veterinary supplies to treat animals caught in the Gaza crossfire.
We sponsor ‘Design against Fur’, the Fur Free Alliance’s annual awareness-raising competition and are pleased to see students from China – the world’s largest fur producer – win the grand prize. Keen to build on burgeoning welfare awareness, WSPA will support the Alliance’s China-based exhibit of anti-fur artwork in 2010.
We rescue and care for animals in Cuba and Myanmar when storms ravage these geographically-vulnerable nations. Working with government vets, WSPA provides desperately needed animal feed, veterinary supplies and expertise. This was a record year for our disaster relief teams – your donations funded aid for more than 223,000 animals affected by 21 disasters.
Campaigning against the cruelty of bullfighting with Spanish member society ADDA results in Barcelona’s 2004 anti-bullfighting declaration, saving many animals from fear and torment. Our work continues: in 2009, over 85,000 WSPA supporters backed ‘Prou’, a local citizen-led campaign calling for a bullfighting ban in Catalonia. The Catalonian people’s dedication has forced a parliamentary vote on the issue, due in 2010.
Rustam – a frightened and badly injured bear – is saved from a horrific bear baiting event and taken to our new Kund Park sanctuary. Flash forward to 2009 and our work has grown and evolved. Thanks to your support for our ongoing education and campaigning work with local partner the Bioresource Research Centre, hundreds of bear baiting events were prevented this year, saving so many animals from suffering.
2000-2009 A decade of making
Thousands of teachers across Chile, Costa Rica, Kenya and Zanzibar take part in our workshops, learning how to make animal welfare come alive and feel relevant for young people aged 5–16. Our educational resources, including fact sheets and stories, help teachers introduce animals’ worth and needs to the next generation. Today, we’re training teachers in 16 countries.
Borneo’s Nyaru Menteng Orangutan Sanctuary is saved from closure by WSPA supporters, protecting the welfare of 650 injured or orphaned ape inhabitants. Today, our support remains vital in helping the sanctuary safeguard the welfare of as many orangutans as it possibly can.
We hope you will be inspired by this review to work with us over the next 10 years to deliver more real improvements to the day-to-day lives of animals all over the world. Your support means everything: it means we can respond to the challenges animals face when they most need our help, and convince the international community that animals matter.
Over the last 10 years WSPA supporters have helped us change animals’ lives for the better, working all around the world and with a wide range of dedicated partners. Here are just a few of the amazing things that you have made possible. 4
At the 57th meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) we release shocking footage of a minke whale being slaughtered, helping to uphold the ban on commercial whaling. But the battle is not yet won. In 2009 a huge 70,000 supporters joined WSPA in calling on the IWC to reject ‘coastal whaling’ – a threat to the worldwide whaling ban. You were heard: the proposal failed.
Bull fighting image © ADDA, Whale tail © Jonas Fr. Thorsteinsson
• We hope you joined us in celebrating when all 27
member states of the European Union championed animal welfare by formally announcing their support. Achieved through dedicated, long-term lobbying, this is a huge step towards UN acceptance.
• We were delighted when the Brazilian Ministry of
Environment backed the development of a UDAW. Brazil’s regional and international influence means it has the potential to improve the lives of millions of animals.
• Your support funded a series of events at UN
Inspiring animal welfare worldwide
Billions of animals suffer pain and distress every single day. Yet there is no global agreement to recognise their welfare as an issue of importance. This leaves animals vulnerable to cruelty and people ignorant of how kinder treatment for animals can benefit humans and the environment. How we work
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We work with governments, influential organisations and individuals to campaign for the development of a Universal Declaration on Animal Welfare (UDAW) at the United Nations General Assembly. We seek this springboard for change to provide the United Nations (UN), governments, industry and public with animal welfare principles, and so improve how we interact with animals. Once endorsed by the UN, a UDAW will signify the first global recognition that animals feel pain and that their welfare should be respected.
With your help: successes in 2009 • Our campaign for UN adoption of a Universal
Declaration on Animal Welfare (UDAW) gained great momentum – by the end of the year it was supported by more than two million people, representing every country in the world.
• Thanks to your ongoing commitment, 31 national
governments announced official support for a Declaration in 2009. All see a UDAW as essential in creating policies that will inspire positive attitudes towards animals.
“Animal welfare is not some unaffordable luxury. It’s an essential part of solutions to some of the most pressing problems facing us today. Our supporters recognise this and their tireless efforts for this campaign have been truly inspiring.” Mike Baker, WSPA Chief Executive Officer, speaking at UN headquarters in New York
headquarters during World Animal Week, looking at how good animal welfare practices can contribute to several of the UN’s Millennium Development Goals, including poverty reduction. Hosting the events alongside supportive governments, we attracted representatives from 80 countries. Following the meetings, Tanzania was inspired to propose the formation of an animal welfare stakeholder group.
• In response to lobbying by 75,000 WSPA supporters
across the country, Canada moved closer to becoming the first North American nation to back a UDAW when members from all four political parties spoke in favour of support in the House of Commons.
Nicaragua declares itself for animal welfare Nicaragua’s vibrant National Earth Festival hosted an animal milestone in June: the country’s senators pledged unanimous support for the development of a Universal Declaration on Animal Welfare (UDAW). As the first Latin American nation to give full government backing, this indicates both a growing commitment to protecting animals within Nicaragua and an understanding of the links between animals, people and the environment. This environmentally-themed festival, attended by government officials, NGOs, artists, academics and students, was a natural venue for the announcement: good animal welfare practices have positive impacts on the natural world, which is damaged by abuses such as factory farming. Government backing is more than a gesture – Nicaragua is currently considering new legislation to safeguard both pets and wildlife. We expect Bolivia and Chile to declare themselves for a UDAW in 2010, creating a swell of support in this important and eco-diverse region.
Why we need you: plans for 2010 With your help we will:
• encourage all our champions – individuals,
governments and organisations – to gather even more support and help us move towards UN endorsement
• ensure animal welfare is integral to the UN agenda by promoting it at key international events, including the summit reviewing the Millennium Development Goals
• provide practical examples of how good animal
welfare benefits animals, people and the environment and is linked to the achievement of international political goals such as poverty eradication and environmental sustainability
• lobby governments in countries where animals are
suffering to raise the profile of animal welfare, to commit to considering animals and to back a UDAW.
Thank you for helping us focus an international spotlight on animals.
“One reason animals are so vulnerable to cruelty is because there is no universal agreement between nations that animals can suffer and feel pain. The campaign for a Universal Declaration on Animal Welfare could be the beginning of the end for animal cruelty across the world. It’s up to us to give these animals a voice.” Singer Leona Lewis endorsed the campaign for a UDAW in 2009
Campaign with us at www.animalsmatter.org, relaunched in 2009
Campaigning for a Universal Declaration on Animal Welfare: a year of momentum
Pacific island state Palau officially backs a Declaration
All 27 EU member states add their support
Both Brazil’s Ministry of Environment and the nation of Samoa give full support. WSPA discusses the links
between good animal welfare and sustainable development with more than 30 permanent missions and UN agencies
Nicaragua’s senators unanimously get behind a UDAW
WSPA hosts a series of meetings at the UN. High profile celebrities including actress Brooke Shields boost public awareness
MPs from all four political parties adopt a motion calling for Canadian backing
Serbia becomes the 36th nation to support a UDAW
“In the past, local people would not even have considered that poisoning dogs was wrong, and would have done nothing to stop it. Now, thanks to our work with WSPA, they know better ... cruelty is no longer accepted as a norm.”
• We safeguarded animal welfare by
reviewing standards and providing recommendations and training at three Gates Foundation-funded rabies projects in the Philippines, South Africa and Tanzania.
• Worldwide, 17,269 dogs and 1,642
Mauricio SantaFe, veterinarian of member society Paraiso de Mascota, Cali, Colombia
cats have been sterilised and 36,125 animals vaccinated against rabies thanks to the projects you fund, preventing so much potential suffering for animals and the communities they live in.
• Millions of stray animals have a
better chance of being treated with compassion, thanks to new population management guidelines. Created by the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) with input from WSPA experts, they call on all 174 member states to urgently move to humane methods of stray control.
Protecting the world’s strays There are hundreds of millions of stray dogs and cats in the world, with little or no protection from starvation, disease and mistreatment. The use of inhumane population control methods means they are also vulnerable to poisoning and shooting, cruelties often resulting from the mistaken belief that culling animals will protect people from risks such as rabies.
How we work
With your help: successes in 2009
We work with governments, intergovernmental organisations such as the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) and our member societies to implement humane population management and eliminate cruel control methods. In doing so, we prove that humane approaches effectively combat the spread of disease. We also promote responsible ownership to safeguard animals and people, and work with partners in Asia to bring an end to the dog meat trade.
• With your support, we worked on humane dog
population and rabies management projects with 27 governments, including Colombia and Zanzibar. We trained animal wardens and vets in the humane handling, treatment and, where necessary, euthanasia of suffering dogs and cats, and helped develop laws relating to responsible ownership.
• We showcased 10 humane dog population
management and rabies control projects in India, Sierra Leone and Sri Lanka to inspire governments to adopt kinder and more effective methods. A joint campaign with the Kathmandu Animal Treatment Centre, municipal authorities and the World Health Organization (WHO) was a particular success: human and canine rabies cases dropped significantly after 10,000 dogs were vaccinated in Kathmandu, Nepal.
© WSPA / Dennis Brussaard
• Nearly 30,000 people have learned about responsible pet ownership and rabies prevention through our education projects, bringing about vital changes to animals’ lives.
• You helped us fight the agonies of
the dog meat trade alongside the Korean Animal Welfare Association. Evidence from undercover
investigations is now being used to push for an amendment to South Korea’s animal protection legislation.
Why we need you: plans for 2010 With your help we will:
• campaign vigorously against
cruel methods of rabies control and intervene where they are failing both animals and people, by promoting humane vaccinationbased alternatives
• encourage countries including
Chile, China, Egypt and India to use dog population management practices that protect both dog welfare and community health
• empower local partners to end
the terrible suffering caused by the dog meat trade, ensuring they have the tools to mount strong campaigns in South Korea, Thailand and Vietnam
• promote the scientific evidence
that supports our campaigns and proves humane approaches work, by monitoring the difference we are making to animals’ lives.
WSPA funds the Sierra Leone Animal Welfare Society’s work to improve dog welfare
A race against time: saving Bali’s street dogs In the wake of a rabies outbreak on the idyllic island of Bali, the government began to poison dogs. Despite condemning tens of thousands of animals to an agonising death, this attempt to eradicate the disease failed, as it has in many other countries before. You funded a targeted local vaccination and education programme in one of Bali’s nine regencies, developed by WSPA and adhering to WHO guidelines. Carried out by member society the Bali Animal Welfare Association, this ongoing project is showing that vaccination is an effective and humane alternative for rabies control. The lives of 60,000 healthy dogs have been saved and the disease prevented from spreading. We plan to present this showcase of good practice to Bali’s government alongside a renewed offer of help. Our programme can easily be replicated island-wide, rendering the cruelty of culling a thing of the past.
Bright collars clearly identify vaccinated dogs
Thank you for saving strays from cruelty and neglect.
Find out more about how we are achieving change at www.wspa-international.org/wspaswork
Changing conditions for
They are arguably the hardest-working animals, providing essential labour for developing communities, yet many of the world’s 90 million working horses, donkeys and mules suffer on a daily basis. A lack of understanding of these animals’ needs and how best to meet them leads to a huge amount of preventable injury, disease and pain.
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How we work
“What can I say about WSPA supporters? I am so grateful. I couldn’t do anything without their help. Everything I do for the animals, I can do because of them.”
We improve equine welfare worldwide by providing owners with the knowledge and training they need to look after their animals properly and prevent injuries and illness. By working through vet-staffed clinics and directly with horse and donkey owning communities, we have an immediate impact on the animals’ welfare, also benefitting the people that rely on them.
Zvika Tamuz, founder of Pegasus, an Israeli member society supported by WSPA
With your help: successes in 2009 • Our groundbreaking initiative to improve working horse welfare continued to pay real dividends for animals this year. Developed with the University of Bristol, this pioneering project focuses on fundamentally changing the way humans treat and relate to their horses, changes that are responsible for the better day-to-day health and welfare of an ever-increasing number of equines.
In 2009, working horses in impoverished communities in Cambodia, Nicaragua, Palestine, Thailand and Uruguay began to benefit from changes to their owners’ knowledge and attitudes. Eighty-five local equine owners have been trained to understand and solve common welfare problems; in turn these community ambassadors have encouraged more than 2,000 fellow owners to find affordable yet vital ways to keep their horses healthy. Measures as simple as ensuring that a regular water supply and shady resting places are available during the long, hot days are making a huge difference to the wellbeing of many working equines.
“We must think about the donkey like we think about ourselves. Each thing that harms us also harms the donkey, so we must think this way.”
Lightening the load for Cambodian ponies In 2008, we found Cambodia’s ponies working long hours and pulling heavy loads. We saw severe lameness and painful wounds caused by badlydesigned harnesses and carts. The animals’ distress was unremitting. But at the close of 2009, working ponies have a brighter future. With your support and in partnership with the Cambodian Pony Welfare Organisation, WSPA has been able to provide thousands of equine treatments and extensive preventative care through a mobile clinic run by two Cambodian vets. In addition, we have introduced our ‘human behaviour change’ initiative. Nineteen local representatives have been trained to help Cambodian communities devise affordable, practical approaches to achieve better care for their animals. This approach has been a huge success: people are changing their ways. In the communities where WSPA is working, most ponies now have better access to water and are feeding on grass free of poisonous insecticide; communities are mending roads to prevent equine injuries. Small steps mean big differences for these animals’ welfare.
Kamal, participant in a WSPA owner behaviour workshop, Palestine
• Your generosity has allowed us to improve the
treatment of thousands of horses, mules and donkeys in Xinjiang Province, China, by training hundreds of government animal health workers with equine charity SPANA. Local vets are now cleaning wounds before applying treatment, making accurate diagnoses and giving owners preventative health advice, stopping suffering before it starts.
• Thanks to you, 13,437 equines in Cambodia, China,
Colombia, Israel, Nicaragua, Palestine, Thailand and Uruguay and have a far better quality of life – the result of veterinary care provided through eight mobile and static clinics.
Why we need you: plans for 2010 With your help we will:
• improve the lives of many more working equines
by continuing our successful preventative education and health projects in the Americas, Asia and the Middle East
• provide training and advice to help member societies
improve the effectiveness of their equine welfare work, making even greater change for animal wellbeing possible
• help vets in countries like Cambodia and China, New nosebands are provided by a WSPA-funded mobile clinic, run by the Palestine Wildlife Society
where equine medicine is not usually included in the veterinary curriculum, to develop their skills in treating ponies and donkeys.
Thank you: together we are making equine lives happier and healthier.
Keep in touch with our progress at www.wspa-international.org/wspaswork 11
“They all seemed to thrill at the freedom of being back in the forest ... The little bonobos, like human children flinging themselves out of school at the end of the day, were visibly excited. They ran around climbing trees, pulling off handfuls of leaves and hurling them down in sheer glee.” WSPA’s Dr Nick de Souza, who took the role of chief veterinary adviser at the world’s first bonobo reintroduction
How we work
With your help: successes in 2009
We work on wild animal welfare issues that affect species ranging from bears to elephants and whales, campaigning to protect their wellbeing through a combination of practical field work, government lobbying and public awareness activity, often working in partnership with our member societies.
• We were proud to be part of a world first: the release
“If WSPA supporters were not there, had not helped us in doing the work that we are doing, this would not have happened. And I can’t but thank them ... I think the bears are grateful – I think thanks would come from them.” Aniruddha Mookerjee, Senior Director of the Wildlife Trust of India, on this year’s progress towards ending bear dancing
of nine bonobos back into the wild. With your help, WSPA and member society Les Amis des Bonobos freed these gentle apes into a forested region of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Ongoing education for local communities on the benefits of protecting wildlife is helping to keep them safe.
• Thirty-nine malnourished, traumatised and orphaned orangutans are now being cared for at the Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation’s Nyaru Menteng Sanctuary, thanks to your support. In addition, 2009 saw 46 orangutans – which your generosity saved – return to the wild.
• Seven Romanian bears were rescued from cramped
conditions in tourist attractions and taken to a sanctuary located in the Carpathian Mountains. Your support means they are experiencing the feel of grass and the joy of splashing in pools for the first time in their lives.
Two of the rehabilitated bonobos in their new forest home, Democratic Republic of Congo
• For the first time, there were no reports of cubs
poached to become dancing bears in India’s Orissa state – a fantastic result for our work with the Wildlife Trust of India. You helped us: train and equip 800 forestry officials to protect bears from poachers; raise public awareness about how bears suffer in captivity through street theatre and workshops; develop alternative, cruelty-free livelihoods for 80 bear owners.
• Our battle to end bear baiting in Pakistan continued.
With member society the Bioresource Research Centre, we prevented 216 immensely cruel baiting events and persuaded 101 powerful landlords to stop hosting them. We rescued four bears, taking them to a lifetime of safety at Kund Park. Your support also enabled us to begin work on a second sanctuary, which will provide homes for the bears yet to be freed from the violence of baiting.
© Danila Foundation
Millions of the world’s wild animals are exploited, abused, hunted and slaughtered every year for food, fashion, entertainment, the pet trade and traditional medicines. Many species also face conflict with their human neighbours, as competition for food and land endangers their welfare and even their lives.
• A wildlife crime hotline, run by Vietnamese member
society Education for Nature (ENV), received hundreds of calls from members of the public reporting illegal advertisements for bear bile products. Although the cruelty of bile extraction is banned in Vietnam, there have been reports that it persists. With your support, we are able to fund and advise ENV in their efforts to help the authorities stamp out one of the world’s most inhumane trades.
• Several hundred whales have been saved from
slaughter, thanks in no small part to a WSPA supporter action. In the lead up to the International Whaling Commission’s annual meeting, 70,000 people from 60 countries wrote to their governments to demand that Japan’s bid to start coastal whaling be denied; it was.
• Our ground breaking document outlining humane ways to reduce conflict between people and bears – which often arises over crops and other food sources – was endorsed by the world’s leading bear specialists and conservationists, bringing compassionate solutions into mainstream thinking. With your support we are moving closer to a future free from the shooting and poisoning of ‘nuisance bears’.
Facing up to whaling Launched in Oslo in August 2009, our breathtaking photographic exhibition Eye to Eye gave thousands of Norwegian citizens a close-up, life-size view of the beauty of whales. The exhibition, developed with photographer Bryant Austin (pictured far right) and Norwegian animal welfare groups, has been featured prominently in the national press and is now enjoying a successful tour of Norway. © Bryant Austin / www.studiocosmos.com
The media exposure, coupled with over 2,000 Norwegian signatures to our anti-whaling petition, is helping us achieve our goal – to provoke debate about whale welfare in one of the world’s most pro-whaling nations. We will work to increase the number of petition signatories and present it to the prime minister in 2010 as the most significant example of domestic opposition to Norwegian whaling in over 15 years.
A spicy solution to elephant injuries An unusual elephant protection project is taking place around Tanzania’s scenic Mikumi National Park, in an area where roaming elephants often destroy local farmers’ crops. Although it is illegal to harm elephants, they are frequently injured and even killed by desperate farmers who, in a bid to save their livelihoods, resort to snares, poison and nail-lined paths. Snares in particular cause deep wounds as the elephants struggle to free their trunks and feet. WSPA is seeking to protect elephants by helping these warring neighbours peacefully co-exist. To date we have trained 24 farmers in humane crop protection, introducing them to affordable and cruelty-free deterrents such as rope fences treated with chilli – elephants hate chilli and will avoid areas surrounded by the scent! We are also forging links at government level in order to ensure the elephants’ long-term safety. One exciting development is an innovative insurance and compensation scheme for people affected by conflict with wildlife.
“It broke my heart to see the beautiful elephants up close, knowing the horrific methods used to kill them, but it was great to see how WSPA is working with the communities to show them animal friendly measures to mitigate the human wildlife conflict.” Olympic gold medallist Leisel Jones comments after filming a documentary on human wildlife conflict with WSPA
Jugnu, an Asiatic black bear, is now safe from baiting at the WSPA-funded Kund Park sanctuary in Pakistan
Why we need you: plans for 2010 With your help we will:
• provide Les Amis des Bonobos with the veterinary
support and training necessary to return more bonobo groups to safe forest homes
• i ncrease the pressure on Norway to stop whaling by gathering evidence of the cruelty involved, lobbying governments and harnessing strong public feeling • fund the long-term care of bears living in the Romanian
Bear Sanctuary, supporting member society Millions of Friends to ensure these rescued animals have the most natural lives possible
• complete a second sanctuary for baited bears in
Balkasar, Pakistan, and work with our local partner to rescue and home the estimated 70 bears that remain at risk of baiting
• extend the use of proven and humane methods to
reduce conflict between bears and people across Turkey, working with national wildlife authorities to protect both wild bears and community livelihoods
• protect bears by ensuring the cruelty of bear dancing is understood and rejected in India. We will do this by investigating the number of remaining dancing bears and providing owners with alternative, cruelty-free livelihoods and by educating around 10,000 people in areas where bear dancing and poaching still occurs as to why these animals matter
• push our campaign to end bear farming in Asia
forward, working with local partners and the governments of South Korea and Vietnam to make the farming and trading of bear bile history.
Thank you for protecting the world’s wild animals.
Read more about what we’re achieving for them together: www.wspa-international.org/wspaswork
With your help: successes in 2009 • Thanks to you we directly protected 25,000 animals from suffering and death by responding to 18 disasters. Tens of thousands more animals were indirectly protected through our disease prevention work and distribution of emergency feed.
• When the strongest earthquake in over a decade
struck Costa Rica, we gave more than 5,600 animals emergency feed and veterinary care, our teams working with the country’s civil defence and animal health departments to swiftly deliver help where it was needed most.
• Your support allowed us to help thousands of
Acting for animals at risk:
disaster preparation a nd response Disasters devastate communities, and in the ensuing chaos, animals are often forgotten. However their survival and welfare are vital, both in their own right and to help whole regions recover. ‘We are relieved to get this help from your organisation as people like us are totally dependent on these animals for livelihood.” Bahadur Rai, resident of Raipur village in Bihar, received help when the region was hit by flooding
How we work We prepare communities for the worst, training and equipping those most at risk to safeguard their livestock and companion animals. We also provide immediate relief when disaster strikes, working with member societies, national and local governments and humanitarian aid agencies to bring veterinary treatment, disease prevention, shelter and feed to distressed animals.
In post-tsunami Samoa, WSPA’s Dr Juan Carlos Murillo works with an owner to ensure his pig is healthy
In 2009 WSPA teams responded to disasters in … Bermuda, Brazil, Costa Rica, Gaza, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Mexico, Nepal, the Philippines, Samoa, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam. 16
Samoa’s animals after the October tsunami. In partnership with the Animal Protection Society of Samoa, other non-governmental organisations and the New Zealand government, our dedicated team provided veterinary care and emergency feed for ill and injured cats and dogs.
• Our disaster experts helped 9,000 animals in the
wake of Typhoon Mirinae, distributing emergency feed and vitamins as WSPA became the first animal welfare organisation to be invited into Vietnam to assist in a disaster’s aftermath.
• When a tornado devastated 11 villages in Orissa
State, India, people and animals were left homeless and starving. Our India-based team worked with government vets and humanitarian agencies, including the Indian Red Cross Society, to deliver aid. We provided materials for 600 shelters and feed for 2,000 working animals.
• Your support enabled us to carry out vital risk
reduction work, helping communities in Argentina, Colombia, Costa Rica, India and Myanmar take preventative action for animals. Working with local officials and international aid organisations, we ran Myanmar’s first animal evacuation drill; hundreds of animals and owners from seven villages are now better prepared to survive a disaster.
Why we need you: plans for 2010 With your help we will:
• roll out a US$1 million long-term recovery project
in Haiti, delivered by the Animal Relief Coalition for Haiti (formed by WSPA and the International Fund for Animal Welfare and consisting of 21 animal welfare organisations)
• work with the United Nations and international aid agencies to integrate animals into humanitarian plans for disasters
• train more government agencies in contingency planning for protecting animals in disasters
• establish expert disaster assessment and response teams in Africa and China, expanding our reach for animals
• develop a risk-reduction programme in Mexico and further develop those already working to protect animals in Colombia, India, Myanmar and Thailand
• ensure our disaster teams and veterinary
emergency response units based in Africa, Asia, Central America and South America are ready for animal emergencies.
Practice makes perfect for animal rescue When Colombia’s capital staged the largest urban risk exercise in South America’s history, based on a simulated earthquake, our experienced disaster team was asked to run two scenarios: rescuing working horses and saving dogs and cats from a collapsed high-rise structure. Our participation, demonstrating best-practice animal aid, is one indicator of growing international recognition of the need to protect animal victims of disasters. We were delighted to work alongside the United Nations and International Red Cross to showcase how working closely with humanitarian organisations benefits both animals and people – groups that share emotional and practical ties. “The event was a huge success ... We were able to demonstrate to many international observers how important it is to consider animals in emergency planning for urban risk situations and how, with a little planning, animals can be saved too,” said James Sawyer, WSPA head of disaster management.
Thank you for helping make the world a safer place for animals.
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Campaigning for farm animal welfare More than 60 billion farm animals each year provide food and incomes for our increasing human population. Most live, are transported and die in acutely cruel conditions. Denied sunlight and space in a barren environment, these animals suffer from the very start of their lives.
Global impacts: Attending the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen in December reinforced our belief that good farm animal welfare, fostered through the development of small, locally-run sustainable farms, is key to achieving environmental sustainability – halting the pace of climate change – and ending poverty and hunger. We will continue to stress this message as we call for the UN to adopt a Universal Declaration on Animal Welfare.
Going the distance for transported animals Handle with Care, the coalition we have led since 2008 to fight the long distance transport of live animals, continued throughout 2009. Garnering public, media and political support, we’ve made great inroads for animal welfare. In just two years, the coalition has exposed a trade which subjects millions of animals to almost unimaginable suffering. Our achievements include saving 3,000 pigs from a long road and sea journey between mainland USA and Hawaii and at least 50,000 sheep a year from a horrific three-week voyage from New Zealand to Saudi Arabia. Together, we improved the enforcement of European Union regulations, meaning fewer horses transported from Spain to Italy. Following this successful collaboration, coalition members will continue to campaign where they can bring the greatest benefit to animals. WSPA is committed to targeting the severe cruelty of the three-week sheep export route from Australia to the Middle East.
How we work
With your help: successes in 2009
We work with member societies and other partners to promote humane rearing, transport and slaughter and convince governments to introduce and enforce strong animal welfare laws. We aim to end intensive farming by exposing the suffering involved and supporting initiatives that showcase humane and sustainable alternatives.
• Thanks largely to a WSPA-led national and international
“WSPA’s Animal Welfare Prize allowed us to gain knowledge in every field of animal production … It made us aware of the need to apply animal welfare concepts in our professional lives, always aiming for a better quality of life for the animals.”
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A student explains how WSPA has influenced agricultural studies at Fundação Universidade Regional de Blumenau, Brazil
Cattle roam on the WSPA-supported ‘model farm’, Brazil
public campaign, the government of New Zealand is looking at banning the live trade of animals to the Middle East – a hugely significant step for the welfare of thousands of sheep. In November, the Agriculture Minister stated that the chances of Saudi Arabia meeting the high welfare standards set by the government for new trade are minimal.
• Our USA-based ‘Eat Humane’ campaign enabled
Americans to make animal-friendly choices. A restaurant and retailer database, added to www. EatHumane.org in November, helped consumers find humanely produced food. By the end of the year the site had attracted 46,170 visitors; the resulting choices sending a strong message to retailers and producers.
• Millions of pigs and chickens are receiving more
humane treatment at Chinese slaughterhouses, thanks to your support. With partner the Beijing Chaoyang Anhua Animal Product Safety Research Institute, we trained more than 4,000 workers, managers and government officers from 15 provinces in humane slaughter, safeguarding the welfare of animals in their care.
Why we need you: plans for 2010 • We also launched a pilot humane slaughter programme in Brazil’s Santa Catarina State, working with the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply to train 621 slaughterhouse staff. Improvements to animal care are already obvious: stunning and handling are more humane, an important first step in protecting the many millions of farm animals slaughtered in Brazil every year.
• We continued to support the Food Animal Initiative
(FAI) in setting up ‘model farms’ to establish high welfare, sustainable and commercially competitive farming practices. In 2009, this project was recognised as best practice by the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development, and by the end of the year, your donations meant many animals were living in compassionate conditions: in China three high welfare farms were rearing over 50,000 chickens and Brazil’s first model farm hosted humane handling training for 200 workers.
With your help we will:
• focus our campaign against the live transport of farm
animals on the intensely inhumane sheep export route from Australia to the Middle East:
- collecting evidence of the cruelty involved in the trade along this route - lobbying politicians and the meat industry in the Middle East and promoting chilled meat alternatives - galvanising public support in Australia through our Humane Chain website, which is already helping many thousands of Australians lobby their government
• extend our pilot humane slaughter scheme to other
parts of Brazil, and continue our programme in China. Alongside this we will press for appropriate legislation to protect animals facing slaughter in these and other countries
• support the FAI in its development of the high welfare ‘model farm’ projects in Brazil and China.
Thank you for supporting better lives for farm animals.
There is so much still to do: keep in touch with our efforts and results at www.wspa-international.org/wspaswork 19
Creating compassion through education So much animal suffering is caused by ignorance. A lack of humane education means many millions of people simply do not understand that animals are capable of feeling pain, leading to cycles of inadvertent cruelty.
• Our ‘train the trainer’ agreement with the government of northern Peru meant 120 teachers took part in humane education workshops. This key agreement has been endorsed by the Peruvian National Commission for Cooperation with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.
• With your support, we translated and distributed
Concepts in Animal Welfare, our resource for veterinary students, across Indonesia and Vietnam to inspire science-based compassion.
• We put the spotlight on animal welfare at the highest
levels, delivering two Concepts in Animal Welfare workshops to 75 academic lecturers, representatives of the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) and government agencies in Argentina, China and Peru. In Thailand, the veterinary council and eight vet schools agreed to incorporate animal welfare into their curriculum.
• Thanks to you we provided professional support,
guidance and resources to member societies in 14 countries, strengthening their influence in the community and improving their ability to advance conditions for animals.
Why we need you: plans for 2010 With your help we will:
• support Brazil, Colombia, the Dominican Republic,
India, Kenya, Mexico, Peru, Puerto Rico and Tanzania in their efforts to introduce animal welfare into primary and secondary schools
• work with veterinary schools in Argentina and
throughout Asia, including South Korea and Vietnam, to integrate Concepts in Animal Welfare into their curricula
• evaluate our teacher training to ensure that it is
delivered consistently and to the highest standards, making the greatest possible impact
• focus on developing quality long-term relationships
with our trained teachers and provide them with a supportive network, increasing the sustainability of our education work
• broaden our audience by making our teaching
resources database – www.animal-education.org – available in multiple languages
Thank you for helping to bring animal welfare to a whole range of audiences across a host of nations.
You can learn more too, at www.wspa-international.org/wspaswork
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Every teacher, every pupil: Zanzibar welcomes animal welfare How we work
With your help: successes in 2009
We incorporate animal welfare into national curricula worldwide by persuading governments, education authorities, teachers, lecturers and non-governmental organisations that animal welfare is essential to a well-rounded education. We provide educational programmes: First Concepts in Animal Welfare, for teachers of young people aged 5–16, and Advanced Concepts in Animal Welfare, for veterinary and animal science students.
• Students aged 5–16 in Brazil, Chile, Kenya, Peru and
“This kind of training will really help good teaching practice. Before I was not aware of the importance of encouraging children to protect animals, but now I want my students to treat animals well and to value what they do and give to us.” José Castillo, primary school teacher in Pirua, Peru, speaking after WSPA teacher training
Thailand will learn to respect and care for animals, after your support enabled us to forge 14 new partnerships with education ministries and teacher training institutes. With them, we will embed animal welfare into school curricula.
• Partnerships with Zanzibar’s authorities resulted in
a landmark decision to make animal welfare part of the national curriculum and work with us on teacher training. We are excited that the Ugandan Curriculum Development Centre has also agreed to work with us on a similar project, benefitting more of Africa’s animals and children.
2009 saw Zanzibar agree that all primary teachers will be trained to deliver animal welfare messages. Thanks to this landmark acknowledgment of the importance of animals, generations of children will learn about animals’ needs and values, incorporated into subjects including science and religious studies. The potential for lasting improvements to animal wellbeing is enormous. WSPA is working with Zanzibar’s curriculum development agency to ensure humane education becomes part of the primary teacher training syllabus swiftly and effectively. We are also taking baseline data so we can measure how animal welfare awareness grows. The island’s authorities have taken responsibility for the cost and quality of the training, showing real commitment.
• Your generosity enabled us to train 660 teachers from
In 2010 we expect to see the first wave of Zanzibar’s new primary teachers trained in humane education and will work with Uganda’s education authorities to replicate this, benefitting so many animals in eastern Africa.
A WSPA-supported education initiative, run by RSPCA Papua New Guinea
The benefits of animal welfare education will be felt by Zanzibar’s children and animals
10 countries including the Dominican Republic, India, Kenya, Mexico and Vietnam in teaching animal welfare messages.
International connections, local impacts
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In Tanzania’s Kahama district thousands of working donkeys provide a lifeline for the community, carrying everything from building materials to maize. Many endure serious wounds from badly fitting harnesses, injury from overloading, and malnutrition and dehydration. WSPA supporters enable us to provide advice and funding to vital groups like the Tanzania Animal Protection Organisation (TAPO), which is working to change these suffering animals’ lives. TAPO runs education programmes to convince owners of the need for good harnessing and explains how to avoid injury to their donkeys.
• To increase member societies’ ability to create
Animal welfare organisations around the world face a tough challenge in changing people’s attitudes and actions towards animals. For those that lack resources, support or knowledge this can seem an almost impossible task.
real and lasting change for animals, we offered a comprehensive two-year fundraising programme, beginning in 2008. At the close of 2009, 38 societies were learning how to bring in sustainable funding. So far 11 of the 23 groups that joined in 2008 have reported more than 30 per cent growth.
How we work
With your help: successes in 2009
We work with over a thousand animal welfare organisations across the globe: our Member Society Network. We enable these groups to share resources, experiences and work together to improve the lives of thousands of animals. By providing training in an array of subjects, we equip them with the tools necessary to have a real and lasting impact on animal welfare.
• We launched www.animalwelfareonline.org – a website sharing best-practice animal welfare information – in October. Available in three languages, it includes an extensive resource library. Instantly successful, by the end of the year it had allowed 5,000 unique visitors from 111 countries to access a wide range of useful materials.
“I want to thank you for believing in us and for giving us this great opportunity to grow our organisation.”
• You enabled us to give grants to 123 member societies,
• We put member societies in touch to share skills. In
“We gain so many advantages from our membership, including participation in WSPA workshops, programming support and friendly associations with WSPA staff… an unbeatable combination.” Stephanie Brown, Canadian Coalition for Farm Animals
funding a huge variety of projects and resources, from surgical equipment to help turtles in El Salvador to an animal welfare roadshow aimed at university audiences in Beijing.
• You funded the training of staff from 219 member
societies in topics including veterinary care, developing education programmes, preparing for disasters and working with the media. These skills are essential for member societies to improve conditions for animals.
This year, we supported TAPO to establish 15 donkey owner clubs, the members of which are skilled ambassadors that promote good animal welfare within their communities. Through their efforts, the donkeys of Kahama will feel the positive effects of animal welfare organisations working together.
Why we need you: plans for 2010 With your help we will:
• train and support member societies that share
WSPA’s animal welfare priorities, helping increase the sustainable changes they can make to animals’ lives in the key areas we work on together
• enable member societies to get greater support and
Gisela Vico, President of Asociación Nacional Protectora de Animales, speaking after WSPA fundraising training
one example, we asked RSPCA Queensland – which has educational expertise – to help RSPCA Papua New Guinea present a week-long animal welfare training session for educationalists, enabling them to deliver messages of animal care and respect.
funding from their local governments and communities
• encourage groups to work together and share
expertise to achieve improvements in animal welfare, by identifying opportunities and assisting with costs
• give grants to member societies to help them improve the effectiveness of their work for animals and ability to place animal welfare high on their countries’ social agendas
• build on the success of www.animalwelfareonline.org, continuing to promote it to member societies and other relevant audiences as a forum for sharing good practice.
• By the end of 2009, there were 1,018 WSPA member
societies across 156 countries, forming the backbone of the global animal welfare movement.
Thank you: your support empowers animal advocates to improve all sorts of animals’ lives, all over the world.
Meet them at www.wspa-international.org/members
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12% 2009 US$’000
Appeals, gifts and donations – regular
Appeals, gifts and donations – single
Legacies Investments Trading
Education Public awareness campaigns UDAW
Organisational support Other
Dr Andrew Rowan, Treasurer
After a challenging year in 2008, total income increased by 24 per cent from US$45 million to US$56 million, an excellent achievement in a year of continued global economic uncertainty.
Total expenditure increased from US$43 million to US$50 million, an increase of 17 per cent. Fundraising costs increased as a percentage of total expenditure from 20 to 24 per cent, mainly due to significant investment in new donor recruitment in Denmark, the USA and the Netherlands. This investment is reflected in the increase in income from regular giving.
All regional fundraising offices performed well and increases in income were seen across the board, most notably in Canada with an increase of 52 per cent, the USA with 39 per cent and Germany with 33 per cent. The main increases were seen in regular giving which rose by US$7 million. In addition, the changing global financial situation meant that other currencies strengthened against the dollar compared to 2008 and this also contributed to the increase in global US dollar income.
Organisational support costs remained constant but fell slightly to 3 per cent as a proportion of total expenditure. Expenditure on animal welfare increased from US$31 million to US$37 million and this represents 70 per cent of all expenditure.
WSPA has had an excellent year and is in a financially sound position. The surplus increased from US$2 million to US$5 million, in line with the Trustees’ reserves policy. Whilst this is in part due to currency fluctuations, the real underlying reserves have increased to keep pace with the growth of the organisation. This strength is welcome at a time of economic uncertainty and helps provide firm foundations for the development of our new five-year strategy. Even though the global animal welfare challenge continues to grow in scale and complexity, we are confident that with our new strategy and your generous support, we can make a lasting difference to the lives of animals around the world.
The figures are extracted from WSPA global consolidated accounts which are non-statutory and unaudited. They are provided for general information purposes only. All accounts of individual WSPA offices however are audited locally. For further details of WSPA’s global financial affairs, please contact WSPA International. For more financial information about individual WSPA offices, please contact the relevant office (details on back cover) or consult WSPA International.
“In the chaos of a disaster, animals are often left behind or forgotten. Thankfully, WSPA supporters do remember them. In 2009 an earthquake ripped through Costa Rica, leaving people and animals homeless and starving. Our disaster teams were able to respond immediately, entering the stricken areas to provide feed and veterinary care for thousands of suffering dogs, cats and cattle. This quick and effective response only happened thanks to the kind support of our donors.” Gerardo Huertas, Disaster Operations Director for Latin America, WSPA Central America, Mexico and the Caribbean
Luiz Luccas, Leonardo Brandão and Marta Cintra of Merial.
Amgen Foundation Matching Gift Program; Sheri Berman and Gideon Rose; The Carl Jud Foundation; Cecil B DeMille Foundation; Ms Karen Corcoran; Helga Fuller; Mrs Sommer Houser; Irene C Evans Trust; Judi and Howard Strauss Foundation; Ms Peggy Kavookjian and David Nora; Miss Ruby McKibben; Diana and Abner Kingman; Marilyn Meyers; Ms Karen Moore; Dr Holly Morris; Lorraine Oberfeld and Alejandro Doring; Wendie and Stephen Ryter; Ms Eugenie Sotiropoulos-Foss; Amanda and Andrew Street; Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Foundation; Ms Marlene Titus; William and Charlotte Parks Foundation for Animal Welfare.
WSPA Australia and New Zealand Daniel and Berry Almagor; Rita Andre; Karen Bevilaqua; Denis Brophy; Jeff and Debbie Compton; Wayne and Jenny Mary Fitzherbert; Cynthia Fraser; Dr Fiorina Gabba; Hunter Hall; Carolyn Handley; Gayl Harrison; Intrepid Travel Pty Ltd; Duncan Macintosh; Nigel Madeley; Robyn McKeown; Andrew Milner; Jane Mundy; Open Kora Fund; Mary O’Sullevan; Vivienne Porter; Jane Rich; Maria Ridsdale; Dr Alice Simpson; Joan Sturzaker; Meridy Taite; Marjorie Wallace; Robyn and Terry Wiles.
WSPA Canada Elizabeth Aszkanazy; August Foundation: The Irene Joy Stewart and Florence Maud Shedden Endowment for Domestic and Wild Animal Welfare; BMO Bank of Montreal; Calgary Foundation; Eden Conservation Trust; Betty Hasler; Investissements Giuseppe Monticciolo; Emi Isabey; King Animal Clinic; LUSH Handmade Cosmetics; Matt & Nat; The Schad Foundation; Taylor Irwin Family Fund; Tides Canada; United Way of Greater Victoria.
WSPA Nordic Aage V. Jensen Charity Foundation; The Foundation of the 24th of December 2008.
WSPA Germany Fressnapf Tiernahrungs GmbH; GLC Animal Foundation.
WSPA South East Asia Ms Tipthawin Chatakom of Thai Airways International.
WSPA UK Hannah Altman; Nancy Andrews; Anna Rosa Forster Charitable Trust; Betty Lawes Foundation; Paul Davies; Europaische Tierschutzstiftung; Lady Annabel Goldsmith; Ben and Kate Goldsmith; Green Dot Guides (Natural Collection); Stephen Hall; Claus Hecht-Johansen; David Innes; MBNA; Persula Foundation; Francesca Quint; R G Hills Charitable Trust; Rufford Maurice Laing Foundation; Lady Jacquie Rufus-Isaacs; Ruth Smart Foundation; Schweizer Tierschutz STS; Suzanne and Tom Thomson; Tubney Charitable Trust; William and Katherine Longman Charitable Trust; Zoozoo / Greener Solutions Group Ltd. Numerous donations were made in memory of loved ones. A special thank you to Brian and Helen Fowler in memory of their fathers, and to Anthony Maynard’s family, friends and Reading Cycle Club. A thank you to all those who left legacies which contributed to the £2.5m received.
Without you our work to change animals’ lives for the better would not be possible.
Numerous donations were made in memory of loved ones. A special thank you to: Mrs Charlotte Allen; Ms Dorothy Butterworth; Mrs Morray Cohen; Elizabeth Hay Revocable Trust; Mr Joseph Hahn; Gail Henning; Mrs Virginia Knowles; Mr Rene Porteau; Mrs Anne Sabin; Mrs Betty Stahl; Ms Helen Titus; Mr Cary Townsend; Mr and Mrs Henry Zimpelmann.
Celebrities In 2009 we received generous support from the following celebrities: Christina Applegate; Jamie Archer; Dominic Brunt; Keisha Castle-Hughes; Jackie Chan; Mark Charnock; Claire Cooper; Kristin Davis; Ricky Gervais; Betty Gofman; Chrissie Hynde; Robin Ince; Leisel Jones; Joanna Krupa; Steve Leonard; Leona Lewis; Kellan Lutz; Rosie Marcel; Terry Nutkins; Miranda Richardson; Thrisadee Sahawong; Brooke Shields; Michaela Strachan; Tiffani Thiessen; Karen Walker.
“To create lasting change for animals across the globe, governments must recognise their welfare as an important issue. Your generous support enabled us to take animal welfare to some of the top tables around the world this year, where we lobbied key decision-makers to support a Universal Declaration on Animal Welfare (UDAW). We had many successes in 2009, just one of which was Nicaragua becoming the first Latin American country to back a UDAW at the United Nations. Thank you.” Justine Holmes, Head of Policy and Research, WSPA International
Your support has ensured this young orangutan’s safe haven, the Nyaru Menteng sanctuary in Indonesia, remains open
“I have just made my donation for the dogs of Bali but would like to add my sincere thanks for all the work you do for the animals of this world who suffer at human hands so often... Any contributions I can make to yourselves and other animal charities is my drop in the ocean to help put right what others have done to these wonderful animals. The world would be a terribly bleak place without them. Keep up the good work.” Supporter feedback, UK
We can translate your passion for animal wellbeing into real improvements to animals’ lives that they will feel both now and in the future. Knowing we have your support and commitment enables us to effectively plan and continue our vital animal welfare work. There are so many different ways in which you can help WSPA to help the world’s animals:
• make a regular donation
• give as you earn through your company charitable giving scheme
• host a WSPA fundraising event for your friends or colleagues • make animal friendly choices when you shop, eat and travel • join our campaigns and partner with WSPA to save animals • nominate WSPA as your company’s ‘Charity of the Year’
• tell your friends, family and colleagues about our work • leave a legacy or gift in your Will • visit our websites or contact your nearest WSPA office to find out more (see back cover).
WSPA’s Northern Dogs project works with indigenous Canadian communities to protect animal welfare
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