Get Involved

Donate Now

Our work depends on your generous support. Please give what you can to help the animals.

Other ways to donate

 
Animal Action Education programme
Our Animal Action Education programme helps children learn and care about animals

Our Animal Action Education programme helps children learn and care about animals

Ask your MP to strengthen laws to protect puppies

The puppy trade is rife with unscrupulous breeders and dealers breeding and selling puppies solely for profit, with little or no consideration for their health or needs. Consequently, puppies from these low-welfare breeders and puppy farms often suffer from serious illness and all too commonly even an early death.

We believe that the first six to 14 weeks of a puppy’s life are its most important. It is during this early period when it learns about the world, other dog behaviour and, importantly, human behaviour. Early removal from the mother and littermates is proven to compromise welfare and that is why we’d like to see an end to third-party sales of puppies.

For optimum dog welfare protection we would like to see the amalgamation of the Breeding of Dogs Act 1991 and the Pet Animals Act 1951 within the Animal Welfare Act, so everything is clear and in one place of reference.

We’d then like to see changes made to the Animal Welfare Act 2006 to include sections on better enforcement of licensed establishments and to also include a section dedicated to online classified sites selling puppies so they are more closely regulated. At the moment there is no such law whilst online platforms play such a large part in unregulated sales of puppies. A few platforms have done well to adopt minimum standards but more can be done, there are too many loopholes!

Contact your MP asking him/her to protect puppies from the cruel puppy trade by:

  1. Ending all third-party puppy sales (i.e. taking out the middle man and naturally excluding rescue shelters and assistance dogs)
  2. Introduce a better licensing system to allow full traceability when buying a dog
  3. Introduce stricter laws for online classified sites, so their ‘for sale’ adverts are more closely scrutinised

We've prepared a template e-mail for you to send, but we encourage you to personalise this copy to make it more effective. Please ensure that you are polite at all times.

STOP THE IMPORT OF HUNTING TROPHIES INTO THE UK

Last year, the killing of Cecil the Lion in Zimbabwe by a US trophy hunter drew the world’s attention to the reality of trophy hunting. Cecil’s 40 hours of agony was just one example of the suffering that many animals, including animals that are threatened species, have to endure to satisfy the whims of a few trophy hunters who want to add new trophies to their collections. Sadly, trophy hunting is still legal in many countries.

It is time to stop all this killing, and the best way to do this is to prevent the trophies that the hunters are so keen to acquire from entering the country where these hunters live. A ban on imports of hunting trophies could stop all this madness, so we need you to contact your MP and ask him/her to work towards such a ban in the UK. Some EU countries, such as the Netherlands, have already implemented this type of ban, and we should not be left behind.

Although currently there is not much trade of trophy-hunted threatened species in the UK compared with other countries, it could be argued that the concept of trophy hunting as we know it today was invented by the British Empire during Victorian times.

We started this, so we should lead the world in stopping it. Don’t let this continue! Say “NO!” to trophy hunting. Contact your MP asking him/her to work towards a ban on the importation of hunting trophies into the UK.

We've prepared a template e-mail for you to send, but we encourage you to personalise this copy to make it more effective. Please ensure that you are polite at all times.

Take action to save Bali's dogs

The Governor of the island of Bali ordered the mass killing of roaming dogs. Thousands of innocent dogs are killed every year, often suffering slow and painful deaths.

The Governor claims free-roaming dogs will lead to the spread of rabies. But human and animal health experts have proven that culling doesn't work to control rabies. In fact, it can result in the spread of the disease. Often, dogs that have already been vaccinated are among the victims of a mass killing.

Tell Balinese officials to stop the mass killings.

We have prepared a template email for you to send. If you prefer, you can personalise this copy to make it more effective. Please ensure that you are polite at all times.

End Canada’s commercial seal hunt.

It’s time for Canada’s commercial seal hunt to end.

Every spring, seal pups between 3 weeks and 3 months of age are brutally shot, clubbed and skinned. Their carcasses are left to rot on the ice or dumped into the ocean.

Seals are dying needlessly for an industry that wouldn’t exist but for government subsidies. Most of the world no longer needs or wants seals products. Still the killing continues.

Canada’s new Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, has a historic opportunity to end the commercial seal hunt once and for all.

Please take action today to save seals.

Tell Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Minister of Fisheries and Oceans Dominic Leblanc to develop a plan to buy out commercial sealing licenses, and end the commercial seal hunt now.

A quick note from you today can help save seals. We have prepared a template email for you to send as is, or with your own respectful comments.

Leopard

Run the 2017 London Marathon for IFAW

Fundraise for IFAW

Fundraise for IFAW