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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    Catherine Seosse
    28 weeks ago
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    Romee Huis in t veld
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    Anne-Marie Magielse
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    virginie lolivier
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    Anna HERRLEMANN
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    Hanneke Slob
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    Hanneke Slob
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    Yann De Gouttes
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    Daniela Bekiarova
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    Quentin BUSSAC
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    Ala Morales
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    NADEGE HASCOET
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    Mila Gupta
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    Carrie Crews
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    Paula Astruc
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    Odile Billot
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    Jean Thomson
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    Saiuran Darmarajah
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    Diana Halder
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    claude devé
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    Agnes Pencole
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    christelle HELLEC
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    Mackenzie Rhode
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    edwin auza villegas
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    Yann Le Bastard
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    Carlos Tovar
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    Marshall Dudley
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    Valerie Tonon
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    Emma Holloway
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    Nathalie Penella
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    paula müller
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    Delphine Sabot
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    pauline folliot
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    kavishka gunawardena
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    Aurore LESOIL
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    Sylvie Perez
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    Alayna Fairman
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    Judith Wijnman
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    Cécile Huchard
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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
2 years ago

Wees lief voor je dier, en behandel ze allemaal gelijk.
Ze verrdienen een goed leven en ook alle wilde dieren

 
Rächel Broeren
2 years ago

Dieren zijn je vriend no matter what. Zelfs als ze niet goed worden behandeld blijven ze terug komen. Mensen moeten eens leren dat je dieren hebt voor hun hele leven en niet alleen als ze klein zijn.Dus wees goed voor ze of geef ze anders weg!!! En ze houden onvoorwaardelijk van je

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Ursula Hasenkopf
2 years ago

It is a very sad state of the world when we need documents to protect animals. Are humans not meant to be civilized and the intelligent of species? The only thing animals need protection from is from the monsters like the animal abusers. Animals are defenseless and their unconditional, unwavering love is their biggest weakness and these monsters know that. We need to stop these people and if the governments could only stop long enough to realise that the enemies they need to fight are right under their noses, these animal abusers and not each other, animals would be better taken care of.

 
Anonymous
2 years ago

Animals of all species have forms of intelligence that we do not possess. We have an obligations to protect. respect and live in harmony with all forms of animal life.

 
Anonymous
2 years ago

We were created to be guardians of nature and the earth. It breaks my heart to see time and time again how cruel people can be. Often I have landed in hot water. Because I defended an animal. I will keep on doing that up untill the day I die. Animals have the capacity to show unconditional love, something we as humans still needs to learn.

 
Janiene Fox
2 years ago

Every little act of kindness helps this world when you help an animal in need. bless you all for helping.

 
Anonymous
2 years ago

yay

 
Anonymous
2 years ago

Please do not make the animals suffer. It is not their fault and they did not ask to be brought into a cruel world. We as humans need to take responsibility for our animals.

 
Anonymous
2 years ago

Wij moeten de dieren beschermen...teken daarom de petitie!!

 
Anonymous
2 years ago

I cannot believe that in this day and age we are still having to fight for the rights of the animals that we, as human beings, have domesticated. We need to step up and take responsibility for the perpetual children that live in almost everyone's homes and hearts. The furry, scaled, and winged creatures of this world need to be given the respect that they so desperately deserve.The time for change is now.