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Help us get the Model Animal Welfare Act into the hands of policymakers worldwide!

The Model Animal Welfare Act book is now available for sale on our website for individual purchases. However, if you or your organization can distribute the book to your national or local policymakers, we will send you a special bulk order for just the cost of shipping! Contact us for more information.

International Updates on the WAN Blog

- WAN's Janice Cox outlines key policy outcomes from the recent World Organisation for Animal Health Animal Welfare Conference. Read more... 

- Caroline Wimberly of Brighter Green and Tozie Zokufa of Humane Society International, Pan African Animal Welfare Alliance, and the WAN's International Policy Forum send their reports on outcomes for animals at the COP22 to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)  Read more...

Events to Watch 2017

To help you plan your year, we've put together a conference shortlist for 2017. Read more...

International News

- South Africa set to approve annual sale of 800 lion skeletons. Read more...
- Nearly 600 jackals slaughtered in potentially fraudulent research project. Read more...
- Great coverage of animal intelligence in the Boston Globe. Read more...
- Ringling Brothers Circus to close indefinitely.
- French parliament approves slaughterhouse cameras. Read more... 

February's Events

Various dates through February: United States Lobby Days (Arizona, Minnesota, Utah, Montana, New Hampshire, Hawaii,Georgia and Maryland) (USA)
February 24-25: The “I Am NOT an Animal!” Symposium (USA)
February 28: The Hope for Animals Summit (Online Webinar)
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