What does World Animal Protection do?
We want to change the way the world works to end animal cruelty and suffering. Forever. To do this, we work to end the cruelty of factory farming and create a more humane and sustainable food system. We work to stop the exploitation and captivity of wild animals to give them the wild life that they deserve.
Animals are sentient, individual beings who feel pain, fear, and joy. Yet every day, billions experience unbearable cruelty. Animals depend on us to give them the voice they deserve.
What makes WAP different from other charities?
We start every conversation from the animal’s perspective. We help people understand that each animal is an individual with the right to live a life free from cruelty and suffering.
Additionally, we are the only animal welfare organization with UN Consultative Status, enabling us to engage with and influence global decision-makers.
Why should I care, what’s in it for me?
Putting animals first is better for them, for us, and for our shared planet. Without them, we cannot sustain the ecosystems we all depend on.
Do you really work around the world?
For more than 70 years, World Animal Protection has worked across nearly 50 countries with offices in 12. Our USA office is headquartered in New York, NY.
How does DEI play a role in the work you do?
We cannot argue for the welfare and equity of animals without also supporting the humans with whom they share the world. Our relationship with animals is symbiotic. To build a stronger movement for animals, we must also build a better world for people.
How can I make a difference?
You’ve heard it before, because it’s true: people power is the way to effect change. Support us, join us, partner with us, donate, learn more, start a conversation, and spread the word.
How can I donate to World Animal Protection?
Thank you for your support! You can donate to World Animal Protection in a number of ways:
- Join our monthly giving program–an effective and efficient way to support our animal protection programs around the world.
- Leave a legacy for animals–by leaving World Animal Protection in your will, you can give a gift that will continue to benefit animals for years to come.
- Make a gift of stocks or bonds–your generous gifts of stocks, bonds, or mutual funds will support our lifesaving work for animals.
- Donate through work–many employers will match donations made by their employees.
Give an individual donation by:
- Using our secure donation form or calling 646-783-2200, option #2, Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm ET
- Mail a check to:
PO BOX 9007
WALDORF MD 20604-9808
I donate monthly. How can I make changes to my donation or update my payment information?
Changes to your monthly donation can be made at any time. Please email us at email@example.com or call 646-783-2200, Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm ET to make any changes.
How can I change my contact information?
To change your contact information in our database, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 646-783-2200, Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm ET.
How can I be removed from World Animal Protection mailings?
Please email us at email@example.com with your full address or call 646-783-2200, Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm ET, and let us know you want to be removed from our mailing list.