Who we are

Our mission is to create a better world for animals

  • We end the needless suffering of animals
  • We influence decision makers to put animals on the global agenda
  • We help the world see how important animals are to all of us
  • We inspire people to change animals’ lives for the better
  • We move the world to protect animals

What we do

We are a global organisation, with 14 offices all over the world and millions of supporters.

We’ve been protecting animals from needless suffering for more than 50 years. From the frontlines of disaster zones to the boardrooms of large corporations, we are fighting to create better lives for all animals.

Thanks to our incredible supporters, we’ve achieved amazing things.

Why we exist

Our vision is a world where animal welfare matters and all animal cruelty has ended.

All over the world, animals are suffering needlessly:

  • Bears, elephants and dolphins torn from the wild and forced to perform
  • Pigs and chickens in their billions enduring the relentless cruelty of industrial farming
  • Dogs killed en masse because of our fear of rabies

There is a vital relationship between people and animals – because a sustainable future for the planet can only be achieved if both animals and people are part of the solution. Together, we can move the world to protect animals.


Why we are fighting to end animal suffering and how we make a difference

We’ve moved the world to protect animals for more than 50 years

Read about our accounts and Board of Trustees

Find out how much income we raised in 2016 and how we invested the money you kindly donated

Your questions answered about our change from WSPA to World Animal Protection

Ways to get in touch, our press centre and a list of our offices around the world

Opportunities to work for World Animal Protection

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