Get Active For Animals


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Get Active For Animals

Around the world, individuals, groups and organizations are making a difference for animals and the planet every day. From saving a companion animal from cruelty, to saving an entire species from extinction, simple choices and actions that you can make will help save animals and the earth. Join the effort today; become an earth and animal advocate!

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It is only through generous donations from individuals like you that makes it possible for World Animal Foundation to carry out its mission of preserving and protecting the planet and the animals that inhabit it. Donate online by credit card: Fast, Easy & Secure. Start making a difference for the animals and the planet today. Donate to the World Animal Foundation.

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How to Help Animals

You can make a difference for animals by adopting an animal, recycling, choosing humane products, donating to a charity of your choice, distributing flyers and fact sheets, encouraging humane legislation, planting wildlife gardens, trapping and neutering feral cats, volunteering, and educating others about earth and animal issues. Join earth and animal advocates around the globe in the effort to make the world a better place for wild animals, companion animals, farm animals and humans.

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Interested in making a difference for the planet and the animals that inhabit it? One of the best places to volunteer may be right near you: an animal shelter; animal protection organization; environmental group; wildlife organization; animal sanctuary.

Help 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 life on the street.

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Help Save Wild Animals

The actions of humans have created many threats to wild animals. As human populations increase, these threats multiply, leading to a fewer number of some species, and total extinction of others. All animals contribute to the ecology of the earth and are vital to its health and continuation. Many wildlife species are threatened with extinction, and many critical wildlife habitats are being destroyed. Together, we all play an important role in protecting wild animals and their homes.

Help Save Wild Places

Wilderness or wildlands are natural places on our planet that have not been significantly modified by humans. These last, truly wild places that have not been developed with industry, roads, buildings and houses are critical for the survival of many plant and animal species. They also provide humans with educational and recreational opportunities, and are deeply valued for aesthetic, cultural, moral and spiritual reasons. Some wildlands are protected. Others are disappearing.

Help 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 and the environment. This shift in farming has been termed "factory farming".

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Go Vegan!

A vegan is someone who tries to live without exploiting animals, for the benefit of animals, people and the planet. Vegans refrain from consuming animal products, choosing instead from thousands of animal-free foods and products. Veganism is a philosophy, not a diet. This philosophy is the belief in the right of all sentient beings to be treated with respect, not as property, and to be allowed to live their lives. Choosing to live a life free from animal products means choosing a path that is kinder to people, animals and the environment.

Vegan For The Earth

The evidence is clear that no-meat diets drastically reduce environmental destruction. Animal farming is the number one cause of water consumption, pollution, and deforestation. Animal agriculture has a higher greenhouse effect on the atmosphere than fossil fuel consumption. What’s more, a significant amount of fossil fuel is consumed during transportation and processing of meat and dairy products, loading the atmosphere with unneeded carbon dioxide. The meat industry is the leading cause of rainforest destruction, soil erosion, habitat loss, species extinction and dead zones in the oceans. Considerably lower quantities of water, energy and crops are required to for a vegan diet, making the switch to veganism the most effective way to help the environment.

Vegan For The Animals

Do you care about animals? Do you want to help stop their suffering? Then go vegan! Cutting out animal products and being vegan means voting every single day of your life with your knife and fork and by your choice of clothing, cosmetics, household products and entertainment. Your vote says no to animal cruelty. Some people go vegan in a day, others take a few months to adjust. The most important thing is to make a start and use each day to work towards the goal of a compassionate vegan lifestyle. In a lifetime a meat-eater will consume a huge number of animals. By switching to a plant based diet, not only will you stop contributing to this mass slaughter of creatures, but you will also save those animals from a lifetime of suffering. It is the most effective way to help animals.

Vegan For Your Health

Veganism is the healthiest diet choice. Vegan diets provide significant amounts of vital nutrients, lots of fiber, and are rich in antioxidants while being low in saturated fat. This renders veganism ideal for fighting the majority of chronic conditions of the modern era, such as diabetes, hypertension, heart disease and obesity. Vegan diets are highly effective for people wanting to shed off excess weight. Numerous studies have shown that vegans live longer. Switching to a well-balanced vegan diet is your best bet to avoid cardiovascular disease, the chronic condition responsible for more than 1 million deaths per year in America alone. Removing meat from your diet also cuts down blemishes, body odor, and foul breath, and nails and hair thrive on a vegan diet.

Preserve & Protect

Conservation is the protection of things found in nature, including species, their habitats and ecosystems. It encourages the sensible use of the planet’s natural resources so they do not go extinct, and promotes keeping the environment clean and healthy. The rapid decline of established biological systems around the world means that we must act now before it is too late.

Save the Earth

There are many ways you can help to save wild places and wild animals. 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.

Ethical Choices

Ethics addresses questions of morality, such as what makes our actions right or wrong. Animal ethics focuses upon the constantly evolving way in which society thinks of nonhuman animals. Through our use of animals as goods for food, clothing, entertainment and companionship, animal ethics is something that we all interact with on a daily basis. Environmental ethics is the philosophy that considers extending the traditional boundaries of ethics from solely including humans to including the non-human world.

Show Compassion

"Compassionate living" is a concept based on the belief that humans have a moral responsibility to treat animals with respect, and that the interests of humans and animals should be considered equally. This means that in any decision that could potentially affect the life of an animal, that particular animal's interests should not be dismissed simply because it is inconvenient for us to consider them. We can safely assume that animals generally prefer to live, to be free from pain and to express their natural behaviors.

The ultimate gift for the animal lover you love...

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. WAF's symbolic adoptions are a one time fee and helps the World Animal Foundation to preserve the planet and protect its animals.

Adopt An Animal

Make a difference for animals and the environment!

Give a gift that will help WAF to preserve and protect the planet and its animals. Your symbolic species adoption supports WAF's efforts to help wild animals, companion animals, farm animals and the environment. Wild animal and farm animal adoptions are the perfect gift for holidays, birthdays, or any special occasion...for a friend or yourself. Animal Adoption Kits can be shipped to any country. Each wildlife or farm animal adoption is symbolic and your contribution will help World Animal Foundation preserve and protect wildlife, wild lands, companion animals and farm animals. 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