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In the Interest of All Animals...WAF is dedicated to the preservation and protection of the planet and the animals that inhabit it. Help WAF help all animals...
Help Save Wildlife
By 2025 as many as one fifth of all animal species may be lost, gone forever. In recent times, hundreds of species have become extinct as a result of human activities: Habitat destruction by logging; ever-encroaching human settlement; pollution of water, soil, and air; unmanaged fishing that exhausts fish stocks; and illegal hunting to supply the demand for skins, hides, traditional medicines, food, and tourist souvenirs all threatens species' existence. Extinction is forever. We must act now. Time is running out.
Help Save Aquatic Animals
Over 70 percent of the surface of our world is covered by oceans. Oceans play a critical role in sustaining biodiversity and regulating climate and weather. Because of destructive human activity, the health of our oceans and the animals that inhabit them is in serious jeopardy. Fish quantities are plummeting in almost every ocean worldwide. Seabirds, turtles and marine mammals suffer terrible deaths by irresponsible fishing practices every day. Commercial whaling has severely depleted whale populations, driving some species to extinction.
Help Save Farm Animals
Farm animals have unique personalities. They're fascinating creatures with the ability to love, form friendships, mourn, get angry, and show a variety of other emotions. They are deserving of our respect and our compassion. The consolidation of farms in recent years has radically altered the face of farming. Today more animals are being raised on less land, with profound effects on the animals, rural communities, and the environment. This shift in farming has been termed "industrial agriculture" or "factory farming."
Help Save Companion Animals
In a perfect world, animals would be free to live their lives to the fullest: raising their young, enjoying their native environments, and following their natural instincts. However, domesticated animals cannot survive "free" in our concrete jungles, so we must take as good care of them as possible. People with the time, money, love, and patience to make a lifetime commitment to an animal can make an enormous difference by adopting from shelters or rescuing animals from a perilous life on the street.
Help Save the Planet
Earth Day is celebrated around the world on April 22. There are many ways you can celebrate Earth Day Every Day. Volunteer. Recycle. Install solar panels on your roof. Organize an event where you live. Change a habit. Help launch a community garden. Communicate your priorities to your elected representatives. The possibilities are endless! Do something nice for the earth, have fun, meet new people, and make a difference.
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Adopt A Compassionate Lifestyle
Compassionate Living is as simple as remembering to consider the interests of animals when considering your own interests. Adopt compassion today...Adopt Compassion
Get Active For Animals
Anyone can Get Active For Animals. You just need to care enough about animals to want to help them....Get Active
Donate to WAF
It is only through generous donations from individuals like you that makes it possible for WAF to carry out its mission....Donate to WAF
Adopt An Animal from the World Animal Foundation
Make a difference for animals and the environment.
Your WAF Adopt An Animal Kit comes in a Deluxe WAF Folder and includes:
- Glossy Photo of Your Adopted Animal
- Adopt An Animal Adoption Certificate In Deluxe Cover
- Fact Sheet About Your Adopted Animal Species
- Animal Action Cards Packed With Information On Animal Issues & How You Can Help Animals And The Environment
WAF's Adopt An Animal symbolic adoption (rather than adopting an individual animal you are symbolicly adopting the entire species) is a one time fee of $35 and helps the World Animal Foundation to preserve the planet and protect its animals.
Adopt an animal for yourself or order an Adopt An Animal as a gift. Have it sent directly to your recipient by supplying their information for shipping.
Affiliates & Action Links
Adopt A Shelter Animal
Adopt a dog or cat from a local shelter. Search adoptable dogs, cats and other shelter animals near you by zip code. View pictures of adoptable dogs and cats who need a home at your local shelter, humane society, SPCA or rescue group.
Alley Cat Allies
Alley Cat Allies, is a national nonprofit clearinghouse for information on feral and stray cats and Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR).
American Anti-Vivisection Society
An international organization working to end vivisection (the use of animals in biomedical research, dissection, testing and education).
The UK's largest animal rights society, campaigning against all animal cruelty.
Animal Defenders International
To educate, create awareness, and promote the interest of humanity in the cause of justice, and the suppression of all forms of cruelty to animals; wherever possible to alleviate suffering, and to conserve and protect animals and the environment.
Animal Legal Defense Fund
ALDF is the country's leading animal rights law organization, with a network of over 700 lawyers working nationally to defend animals from abuse and exploitation.
Animal Rights: The Abolitionist Approach
Animal rights (1) requires the abolition of animal exploitation and rejects the regulation of animal exploitation; (2) is based only on animal sentience and no other cognitive characteristic, (3) regards veganism as the moral baseline of the animal rights position; and (4) rejects all violence and promotes activism in the form of creative, non-violent vegan education.
Animal Welfare Institute
Since 1951, the Animal Welfare Institute has been dedicated to reducing animal suffering caused by people. AWI seeks better treatment of animals everywhere - in the laboratory, on the farm, in commerce, at home, and in the wild.
Born Free Foundation
A UK foundation whose goal is to stop cruelty, to conserve wild animals in their natural habitat, and to ensure the long-term survival of species.
Compassion in World Farming
CIWF, based in the UK, investigates and campaigns against the suffering and cruelty to animals inherent in factory farming.
Compassion Over Killing
COK is a nonprofit animal advocacy organization working to end animal abuse since 1995. COK focuses on cruelty to animals in agriculture and promotes vegetarian eating as a way to build a kinder world for all of us, both human and nonhuman.
Farm Animal Reform Movement (FARM)
FARM campaigns for the rights of farmed animals, promotes vegetarianism and educates the public to the horrors of factory farming.
Dedicated to exposing, and stopping, the cruel practices of the food animal industry.
Food for Life Global
Food for Life is a unique project for bringing peace and prosperity to the needy of the world through the liberal distribution of pure plant-based food prepared with loving intention. Food for Life eradicates hunger and malnutrition by providing free plant-based meals to the disadvantaged and victims of disaster.
The Fruit Tree Planting Foundation
The Fruit Tree Planting Foundation (FTPF) is an award-winning international nonprofit charity dedicated to planting fruit trees to alleviate world hunger, combat global warming, strengthen communities, and improve the surrounding air, soil, and water. Programs strategically donate orchards where the harvest will best serve individuals for generations to follow, at places such as public schools, city parks, low-income neighborhoods, Native American reservations, international hunger relief sites, and animal sanctuaries.
Fund for Animals
Founded in 1967 by prominent author and animal advocate Cleveland Amory, the Fund strives to "speak for those who can't."
Help International Plant Protein Organisation provides emergency relief for the hungry in the less developed world, but just as importantly it encourages people to grow their own food - not meat or dairy but plant protein. Textured Vegetable Protein (TVP) - made from soy - can feed 60 people from the same amount of land that would feed two people on meat - and much more healthily.
The Humane Farming Association
Working to protect farm animals from cruelty and abuse, as well as the public and environment from the devastating impact of factory farming.
A community of former farmers, animal rescuers, animal sanctuary founders, educators, and artists working to create a just and nonviolent future.
Humane Society of the U.S.
Focusing on humane education, wildlife and habitat protection, farm animals and bioethics, companion animals, and animal research issues.
In Defense of Animals
One of the nations foremost animal advocacy organizations, dedicated to ending institutionalized abuse of animals.
International Fund for Animal Welfare
Working to promote and ensure the just and kind treatment of animals as sentient beings.
International Primate Protection League
Since 1973, Dr. Shirley McGreal and IPPL have been working to protect all living primates worldwide.
Mercy For Animals
Mercy For Animals is a national non-profit organization dedicated to preventing cruelty to farmed animals and promoting compassionate food choices and policies.
Monkey Hollow Wildlife Sanctuary Volunteer Vacation Cabins
The World Animal Foundation's Monkey Hollow Wildlife Sanctuary offers a unique vacation opportunity for nature, wildlife and companion animal lovers. Experience Wonderfully Wild, Breathtakingly Beautiful Oneida, Kentucky while helping animals and the environment.
National Anti-Vivisection Society
Founded in 1929, the National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS) is an educational organization whose ultimate goal is the elimination of animal use in product testing, education and biomedical research.
PAWS (Progressive Animal Welfare Society)
From the latest AR news to an online store, you can find it here.
Pet Portraits by Bethany
Custom paintings on canvas of your pet - colorful and affordable art. So, you want to show off your beloved pet or memorialize one who has passed on, but you also want a piece of affordable, contemporary, stylish, art décor to distinguish your walls? Look no further!
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)
PETA is the largest animal rights organization in the world. This site is continually updated, making it a great resource for AR info.
Performing Animal Welfare Society
PAWS actively works to help performing circus animals and victims of the exotic animal trade, as well as operating a sanctuary for these abandoned or abused animals.
Physicians' Committee for Responsible Medicine
Promoting alternatives to animal research and successfully working to stop such experiments as the military's cat-shooting studies.
Sea Shepherd Conservation Society is an international non-profit, marine wildlife conservation organization whose mission is to end the destruction of habitat and slaughter of wildlife in the world's oceans in order to conserve and protect ecosystems and species.
United Poultry Concerns (UPC)
Stick up for chickens! UPC promotes the compassionate and respectful treatment of domestic fowl.
As a Vegan Outreach activist, anyone, anywhere, in any situation can be the best possible spokesperson for the animals.
The Vegan Society
The Vegan Society is an educational charity that promotes and supports the vegan lifestyle. Veganism is a way of living that seeks to exclude, as far as possible and practicable, all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for food, clothing and any other purpose.
VEGFAM helps people overseas by providing funds for self-supporting, sustainable food projects and the provision of safe drinking water. VEGFAM funds ethically sound plant-food projects, which do not exploit animals or the environment: seeds and tools for vegetable growing, fruit and nut tree planting, irrigation and water wells. VEGFAM also provides emergency feeding in times of crisis.
World Society for the Protection of Animals
Campaigning for 40 years to protect all animal life, WSPA works with over 300 member societies in more than 70 countries.