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WAN is proud to announce our new special consultative status at the UN!
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In this newsletter you will find exciting news regarding our work at the United Nations, updates on animal sentience, information about animals in country constitutions, and more! 

WAN Receives Special Status at the United Nations

Since 2001, we have worked to build partnerships and collaborative relations at the United Nations. Our new Special Consultative Status will increase our capacity to represent animal protection interests through intergovernmental advocacy. Read more...

Spotlight on Sentience

- Researchers review scientific evidence on cognition and emotion in pigs, find pigs can hold their own with chimps. Read more...
- We're pleased to share Marc Bekoff's review of fascinating new book, Beyond Words. Read his review here. 

From the WAN Blog

- The Ghosts in Our Machine report on achieving impact and engagement in animal protection campaigns—what can advocates learn from it? Find out here...

- Want to brush up on animal law? Your local animal law committee can help! Learn more here...

The Constitution Project

We've scoured the constitutions of the world to find any and all mentions of animals. What we found may surprise you. Find out what your country's constitution says about animals, and how to take action, here.

Events

-Find out what's happening in the animal protection world this August!
-Don't forget to let us know about upcoming events! Register them here. 
This month we are pleased to welcome the following organizations to the World Animal Net Directory:
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