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WAN at the United Nations - Animals and the Sustainable Development Agenda
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The Animal Issues Thematic Cluster at the United Nations - Representing Animals within the Sustainable Development Agenda

The High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development was held at the United Nations (UN) Headquarters in New York City from 9-18 July. The theme of the forum was “Empowering people and ensuring inclusiveness and equality" and progress on six of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) was reviewed. WAN representatives, along with more than a dozen representatives from other animal protection organizations attended the event, showcasing the drive and commitment of the Animal Issues Thematic Cluster (AITC).
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How we can feed more people with what we already have

It is hard to believe that the solutions to feeding the growing world population are already within reach. The problem is not that we lack sufficient resources to sustain more people, but that these resources are being heavily misused and wasted.
This is the strong and convincing case that Peter Stevenson, Chief Policy Advisor of Compassion in World Farming, makes in a recent paper, challenging the contention that we “need to produce 70% more food to feed the growing world population”.

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From our network

- Join the Asia For Animals Coalition - The Asia for Animals (AfA) Coalition is made up of 22 well-known and respected animal welfare organizations that have a shared focus of improving the welfare of animals in Asia. The aim of the coalition is to work collaboratively to tackle issues across Asia as one united voice. AfA wants your organization to be part of this network. Read more…
- World Rabies Day is Around the Corner - Do you know a hero working to eliminate rabies in your community? Nominate them for the World Rabies Day Award!
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From the WAN Blog

- Integrating Animal Welfare into the World Organisation for Animal Health General Session in Paris. Read more…
- A Global Pact for the Environment: Third Substantive Session. Read more…
- Plant-based Meats Have Lift Off! Read more…

Get your copy of the Model Animal Welfare Act!

The Model Animal Welfare Act is available for purchase from our website and on Amazon! However, if you would like to order copies in bulk, contact us as we are happy to provide special pricing on bulk orders. 

Upcoming Events

16-18 August: The Conference on Animal Rights in Europe (CARE) (Poland)
16-19 August: The Animal Liberation Toronto Conference (Canada)
2-4 September: The Africa Animal Welfare Conference 2019 (Ethiopia)
5-8 September: The Ninth International Animal Rights Conference (Luxembourg)

International News

- South African court ruling means the government is now obliged to consider animal welfare in all its wildlife conservation decisions. Read more...
- Court rules Gray Wolves with some dog genes are protected by Endangered Species Act. Read more...
- Elephant extinction would ‘speed up climate crisis’. Read more...
- KFC first UK fast food chain to commit to new chicken welfare standards. Read more...
- Virgin Holidays will no longer offer trips to see whales, dolphins or porpoises in captivity. Read more...
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We are pleased to welcome the following organizations to the
World Animal Net Directory!
Animals in Distress (South Africa) - Animal Rescue Rehabilitation and Fostering Davao (Philippines) - Proyecto Animales LatinoAmericana (Colombia) - TerraMar Research (USA) - Grateful Rescue and Sanctuary (USA) - Animal Kindness Foundation (USA) - Animal Evac New Zealand Trust (New Zealand) - JaMels Equine Rehabilitation (Australia) -  Fundación Almahue (Peru)
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