Taking action to ensure a safer future for animals means we’ve got a lot to do and are always on the move. As we rapidly approach August, we’re taking a moment to revisit all that has been achieved for animals since the year began.
From rescues to policy work we’ve covered plenty of ground and come a long way, so let’s take a second to celebrate those wins for animals.
By getting over 100,000 signatures, you helped us secure a debate for the #EndtheCageAge Government e-petition
Marked the start of the Chinese Year of the Tiger with a new report exposing the big cat trade in South Africa
Attended and celebrated the delivery of the Animal Welfare Resolution Nexus being passed at UNEA 5.2 in Nairobi
In response to the war in Ukraine, we took in seven bears to our species-appropriate sanctuary in Kosovo
Rescued four tigers from a disused circus carriage in Argentina and moved them to our specialist big cat sanctuary LIONSROCK in South Africa
Restaurant Bear Vova
Rescued bear Vova from a restaurant in Ukraine and settled her into her new forever home in BEAR SANCTUARY Domazhyr
Called for core animal welfare standards in trade policy at our first Parliamentary reception sharing new exclusive footage from a farm in New South Wales, Australia, highlighting the cruelty of mulesed sheep
Launched a new online puppy trade awareness campaign called Cute. Quick. Sick with a series of billboards across the country highlighting the dangers of buying a puppy online
Lion Cub Nikola
Lion cub Nikola was rescued from the streets of Moldova and moved to his forever home in FELIDA Big Cat sanctuary
We celebrated the Animal Welfare (Sentience) Act 2022 finally achieving Royal Assent and the recognition of animals as sentient beings becoming enshrined in law.
Make Food Kinder
We responded to the disappointing launch of the Government’s Food Strategy and it’s lacking in animal welfare and meat reduction targets
Backed Henry Smith MP for Crawley in his Private Member’s Bill to pass legislation to end trophy hunting imports into the UK
As a new supporting partner we welcomed the release of the tenth Business Benchmark on Farm Animal Welfare (BBFAW) - a report released to help drive higher farm animal welfare standards in the world’s leading food businesses and provide a benchmark to inform investor choices.
Looking back, it’s been an eventful start to the year, but this is just the beginning!
We have so much we still want to achieve before the year is out, including:
- Calling on you to help us #EndTheCageAge once the Government launches the consultation on the caging of laying hens
- Securing bans on the import and sale of fur, foie gras and hunting trophies
- Working with coalition partners to improve the Government Buying Standards for food and ensuring meat reduction and animal welfare are considered in public sector procurement
- Encouraging fashion brands to adopt animal-friendly textile policies
- Continuing to rescue and protect animals across the world
How have you helped?
Your support is vital in helping us secure a safer future for animals and we couldn’t do it without you.
By signing our petitions, writing to your MP or even donating, you’re helping us speak up for voiceless animals.
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