Universal Declaration for Animal Welfare (UDAW)

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IFAW campaigning for the Universal Declaration for Animal Welfare

It is shocking to consider that even now there is no global, intergovernmental recognition of the importance of animal welfare legislation. IFAW believes this must change, which is why we support the Universal Declaration on Animal Welfare (UDAW). The adoption of this formal declaration at the UN General Assembly would establish animal welfare on the global political agenda.

The declaration process was originally launched by the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) in 2000. IFAW is part of the UDAW steering committee and is collaborating with other animal organisations in support of the Declaration.

The Declaration is an important way for governments to express their commitment to protecting animal welfare and is a vital springboard to changes in international and national policies and animal legislation. It would help strengthen enforcement of animal welfare measures and promote humane treatment of animals in every corner of the world.

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    Patricia Hanza
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    Marcia Helena Lopes
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    Christine Oakley
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Please sign our petition urging governments to demonstrate their commitment to protecting animals from cruelty by signing on to the Universal Declaration on Animal Welfare (UDAW) at the United Nations.
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IFAW campaigning for the Universal Declaration for Animal Welfare

It is shocking to consider that even now there is no global, intergovernmental recognition of the importance of animal welfare legislation. IFAW believes this must change, which is why we support the Universal Declaration on Animal Welfare (UDAW). The adoption of this formal declaration at the UN General Assembly would establish animal welfare on the global political agenda.

The declaration process was originally launched by the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) in 2000. IFAW is part of the UDAW steering committee and is collaborating with other animal organisations in support of the Declaration.

The Declaration is an important way for governments to express their commitment to protecting animal welfare and is a vital springboard to changes in international and national policies and animal legislation. It would help strengthen enforcement of animal welfare measures and promote humane treatment of animals in every corner of the world.

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Anonymous
3 years ago

I support this Universal Declaration for Animal Welfare from the bottom of my heart. As we needed a Universal Declaration of Human Right, since apparently, not everybody was willing to see and care for other people's pain, we definitely need one for people to see and respect other living beings too. At least, as Article 3 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights says: "Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person." -- this should be applied to other living creatures as well.
Also, Article 4 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights says: "No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.", that also should be applied to other living creatures.

 
Anonymous
3 years ago

Animals should be viewed as persons, not property.

 
Anonymous
3 years ago

All animals need our protection and respect ,can't the people of this world just DO THE RIGHT THING ,the world can't suvive without our wildlife . Everything is not about money, they have a right to live, and we have NO RIGHT to destroy and kill at our leisure ,we need them more then they need us. Please make the world a better place and PROTECT THE ANIMALS !