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WSPA's Work

A brown bear in a WSPA-built sanctuary, Turkey


Campaigning to protect bears from cruelty and captivity
A dog is collected by member societies Paraiso de la Mascota and Vidanimal, Colombia


Millions of dogs worldwide, on the streets or used in the meat trade, are vulnerable to cruelty

Live Animal Export

Australia is the world’s largest exporter of animals for slaughter
Cattle in a flooded pen, Bolivia

Disaster management

Animal welfare is a vital part of rebuilding of communities after a disaster


It is the responsibility of all Australians who come into contact with the coastal and marine environment to ensure that our natural habitat is protected as best it can be.

Civet coffee

Civet coffee is one of the world’s most expensive drinks, selling for up to $100 per cup. Its production uses a cruel method.
Free range lambs

Factory farming

Factory farming threatens animal welfare, human health and the environment
An orangutan cared for by the BOS Foundation

Borneo’s orangutans: saved by you

How you helped protect these endangered apes from deforestation and culling.
Member society programme helping owners care for their working horses, Guatemala

Universal Declaration on Animal Welfare

Achieving international recognition of the importance of animal welfare
A malnourished working horse, Thailand

Working horses

Working horses are often overworked and poorly cared for

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A bear resuced from baiting at the Kund Park Sanctuary, Pakistan