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What you need to know to be an effective advocate for animals.
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Backgrounder on Effective Advocacy

As animal advocates we all know that effective advocacy is key to improving the world for animals. Our new Effective Advocacy Backgrounder puts the information you need at your finger tips. Read more about effective advocacy on our blog, and download the backgrounder here.  

A New Global Animal Welfare Strategy?

This week, the WAN team heads to Guadalajara, Mexico, for the World Organisation for Animal Health's Global Animal Welfare Conference, where the draft of the long-awaited Global Animal Welfare Strategy will be unveiled. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for updates from Mexico!

From the WAN Blog

- Effective Altruism, a new concept in charitable giving, holds both benefits and risks for the animal protection movement. How can we maximize the benefits and minimize the risks? Find out on our blog

- Mainstreaming animal welfare in development is central to our work. Read about our new Animal Welfare Best Practice resource for development stakeholders on our blog

International News

- Japan closes last mink fur farm. Read more...
- Progress as U.S. state bans confinement housing for farm animals. Read more...
- Montreal court reinstates pit bull ban. Read more...
- Birds shown to possess intelligence previously thought as "uniquely human." Read more...
- Japanese skating rink closes after outrage over use of fish. Read more... 

December's Events

December 1-2: International Symposium on Sustainable Food Systems for Healthy Diets and Improved Nutrition (Italy)
December 2-3: The Animal Welfare Act at Fifty Conference (USA)
December 6-8: 4th Global Conference on Animal Welfare (Mexico)
December 10-18: India Week for the Animals (India)
 
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