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Building a Movement for Animals

What is needed to build a global movement for animals? Examining other social change movements can provide some clues. Read our recommendations and join us in creating the movement animals deserve. Read more... 

Putting Animals on the Agenda at the United Nations

The High Level Political Forum (July 10-19) provides various avenues for animal protection organizations to get involved at the United Nations (UN). Find out how and join us in working to get animals on the UN's agenda!

Regional Preparatory Meetings have been taking place leading up to the High Level Political Forum. Read our report of the Addis Ababa meeting, and a summary of our partner, RAPAD Morocco’s, report of the Morocco meeting.

From the WAN Blog

- The World Bank plans to be a leader on animal welfare, and accepts our challenge to host an international stakeholder workshop on animal welfare. Read more…

- Africa is poised to finalize a continental-wide animal welfare strategy. Read more…

June's Events

June 5-9: 2017 United Nations Oceans Conference (USA)
June 18: Deadline for registration of IGO and NGO observers for the CITES 29th meeting of the Animals Committee
June 22-25: Measuring animal welfare and applying scientific advances - Why is it still so difficult? (UK)
June 29-30: Centre for Human Animal Studies 2017 Conference: Animals and Social Change (UK)

International News

- Namibia won’t legalize ivory and rhino horn trade. Read more...
- Ringling Bros. seek to export eight tigers to German circus. Read more...
- Animals in U.S. state will receive court-appointed advocates. Read more...
- Film about girl who saves her pet from the meat industry receives standing ovation at Cannes. Read more...
- Yulin dog meat festival may be cancelled.

Get your copy of the Model Animal Welfare Act!

The Model Animal Welfare Act is now 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. 
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