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Moving the world to protect animals in 2014


Thank you to all our supporters who made another incredible year for World Animal Protection possible!

Together we have moved the world to protect animals and we couldn’t have done it without you.

Watch this special video to see how you have made a difference for animals this year.

In 2014, through our tour operator ad with a twist, you helped us educate over 473,000 people on the hidden cruelty behind elephant rides before they booked their vacation, helping to keep wild animals in the wild. The success of our campaign has so far helped us convince 23 tour operators around the world to stop offering elephant rides altogether.

We protected 190,000 dogs from the cruel and senseless culling triggered by people’s fears of rabies. By working with governments, partners, and communities around the world, we were able to deliver vaccination programs to give the dogs and their communities a rabies free future.

This year also marked the 50th anniversary of our work protecting animals caught in disasters. We’ve directly helped over 3.5 million animals in 227 disasters, from Indonesia to Mexico, Myanmar and Japan. In the Philippines, our work continued following the devastation of Typhoon Haiyan in 2013. With your support, we’ve now helped seventy thousand animals in the immediate response and long term recovery. As our teams spend their Christmases this year in Cabo Verde and the Philippines protecting animals, it is inspiring to look back at all they have achieved both in 2014 and over the past 50 years.  

2014 also saw the completion of Europe’s largest bear sanctuary in Romania, now a permanent home to 78 bears rescued from a lifetime of suffering.

In addition, we protected marine animals from the threat of abandoned “ghost  gear” by working with local partners in New Hampshire and Haawaii to remove over 800 pounds of discarded gear, traps, lines, and plastics, making these areas safer for sea animals. 

And by partnering with Nestlé earlier this year, we will help improve the lives of millions of farm animals around the world.

Thank you so much for all your support this year. We couldn't have done any of this without you. Thank YOU for helping us move the world to protect animals!

Please consider giving a gift to help us continue to protect animals in 2015 and in the years to come. 

Together we have moved the world to protect animals and we couldn't have done it without you.