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.
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.
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," as thousands, or even hundreds of
thousands of animals, are crowded into huge buildings with no access to
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, preserving natural areas for humans, animals,
flora and fauna. Others are disapearing at alarming rates, and simply
drawing lines around specific areas is not enough.
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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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.
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: