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.

The petitioners

Everyone that's signed petition:

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    Ulrike Boehm
    8 weeks ago
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    Alexandra Bechter
    8 weeks ago
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    Sally Madigan
    10 weeks ago
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    magdalena korvin
    10 weeks ago
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    April Austin
    15 weeks ago
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    Victoria Brierley
    18 weeks ago
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    Tori Dileo
    18 weeks ago
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    Patrice Thomas
    19 weeks ago
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    Pam Radford-Lamb
    20 weeks ago
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    Rosemary Smyth
    25 weeks ago
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    Christina Clarke
    28 weeks ago
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    Edward Straughn
    28 weeks ago
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    Edward Straughn
    28 weeks ago
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    Gail Dawson
    30 weeks ago
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    Jen Wathan
    32 weeks ago
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    Molly Foster
    40 weeks ago
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    Hannah Hunter
    41 weeks ago
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    jean mack
    48 weeks ago
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    Lynn Armstrong
    51 weeks ago
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    Cathy Gilliat
    51 weeks ago
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    Amanda De Masi
    51 weeks ago
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    Ana Weyland
    51 weeks ago
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    Silvia Weyland
    51 weeks ago
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    Val McClean
    51 weeks ago
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    Diana Langford
    51 weeks ago
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    Pat Grogan
    51 weeks ago
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    Helen Pletts
    51 weeks ago
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    sarah wood
    1 year ago
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    Kate Marie Brightland
    1 year ago
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    ANTONY FRANCIS
    1 year ago
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    Saira Tanna
    1 year ago
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    sarah wood
    1 year ago
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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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