In 2018 we achieved staggering success for millions of animals – thanks to you

19 December 2018

From saving animals after a Guatemala disaster and ending circus elephants in Denmark, to vaccinating dogs in Kenya and moving a Chinese pork company to improve pig welfare – we did a lot this year

Watch the video below to hear about 2018’s achievements from some of our incredible staff. 

Too much to mention

These are just a few of our proudest moments: 

  • 29 travel companies committed to stop promoting elephant entertainment venues, making a total of 226 
  • 10 bears used for baiting and dancing were given new lives in our partner sanctuary in Pakistan 
  • We reached more than 500,000 KFC petition signatures, and are in talks with the fast food chain to improve their animal welfare standards
  • 83,000 dogs in Sierra Leone and Kenya were vaccinated against rabies  
  • We helped 454,774 animals recover from 12 disasters around the world  
  • The disaster preparedness work we did with governments and NGOs this year will help protect 52,000,000 animals in future
  • Sainsbury’s, Morrisons, Marks & Spencer, Waitrose, Lidl and Tesco have all joined the Global Ghost Gear Initiative (GGGI) which we helped set up in 2015 to tackle the problem of Ghost Gear (marine pollution from abandoned or lost fishing nets and lines)

Grateful to all  

It’s simple. Without support from passionate people like you, we wouldn’t be able to protect animals.  

It’s not just donations that make our work possible. Petition-signers, pledge-takers, readers, social media-sharers, and more – you all do your part in spreading the message about animal protection, and helping companies and people make better choices.   

Even if this is the first time you’ve come across World Animal Protection, we’d like to thank you for joining our animal protection journey in 2018.

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