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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    Giovanna Ioannidou
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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

Animal abuse always escalates into human abuse.

 
Anonymous
2 years ago

There is not a day that goes by without my having to "hold my breath" thinking I can't take it anymore but then I sit back and push forward. What would this world be without animals? I don't even want to think about it.

 
Anonymous
2 years ago

It is unbelievable that to this day, there are still no global animal welfare laws. It varies from state to state, country to country, and not all animals are included in the laws. Farm animals are still excluded from any kind of protection, animals on fur farms have no rights, and in may states you can treat your family pet as a possesion and do whatever you want to it.
We need to support the UDAW, and help end animal cruelty, abuse, neglect and torture all over the world.

Wow, if this were to pass, what a differnce it would make in the lives of all animals. How wonderful would that be!!!

 
Anonymous
2 years ago

As a lawyer involved with the media,I know that all animal abuses are publicised widely all over the world in the media and internet.Millions of people who see these reports care deeply about animal welfare and do not want to visit or trade with countries where animal abuse takes place and where a government takes no action to stop it.Tourist corporations now advise people about animal cruelty in countries. There is also clear evidence that people who treat animals in a brutal way are a serious danger to other people, especially children.

We are in the 21st century and it shames the United Nations that such horrific abuses to animals still takes place, for commercial reasons,for primitive superstitious religious or health reasons, or because of sick people who enjoy torturing animals.Governments who allow their people to torture animals in the name of religious superstition (eg Nepal allow people to rip apart a goat in a festival every August) are sickening to decent people.

Millions look to the UN to take proper action now, and we must all pressurise them to do so from now on.

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Anonymous
2 years ago

Help the helpless.

 
Anonymous
2 years ago

The more you hurt God's creatures, the more you hurt Mankind! Keep it up Mankind, and it will be a painful fall from Grace!

 
Anonymous
2 years ago

Compassion is the capacity for feeling
What it’s like to live inside someone else’s skin;
And it’s the knowledge that there can never be
Any peace and joy for me,
Until there is peace and joy for you, too.”
Frederick Buechner

 
Anonymous
2 years ago

This planet belongs to every living thing on it.......humans are the most destructive creatures on the planet and the way things are going, we will self-destruct and take everything else with us.

 
Anonymous
2 years ago

We have to protect our animals... they are better than humans!!!!!!
They are special... they need only our love!
W have to change this bad world... as soon as possible!!!!

Pamela

 
Anonymous
2 years ago

The world needs to protect animals and children and all that is innocent in this world.