Lunchbox Theatre – teaching kindness to animals with IFAW’s help

Fri, 04/10/2015
Since 2008 Lunchbox Theatre has performed more than 370 shows

Since 2008 Lunchbox Theatre has performed over 370 shows to more than 67,000 audience members.IFAW Southern Africa has introduced thousands of children to the concept of animal welfare through educational theatre. Through our support for Lunchbox Theatre, we took the message to a new region of South Africa.

Animal Rescue in Chile: stories of survival and grief

Wed, 04/15/2015
Don Luis tells me he is lucky, since some of his neighbours lost all their anima

There was much destruction in the wake of the flood.This post was filed recently by Elena Garde, Program Director for our partners in Chile, the Global Alliance for Animals and People (GAAP).

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Today we travelled to San Pedro- a small community just east of Copiapó. In this area of the region, the devastation is difficult to comprehend.

Animal rescue in Chile: Coping in Copiapó

Tue, 04/07/2015
Hundreds of small animals and thousands of large animals lost their lives in the

Total devestation in a desert region where it is common to receive less than an inch of rain all year…torrential rainfall causing all waterways to flood and mud to flow through entire communities.

The resiliency of the Chilean people never ceases to amaze me. They are grateful to have survived when so many lost their lives.

Animal rescue in Chile: Coping in Copiapó

Tue, 04/07/2015
Hundreds of small animals and thousands of large animals lost their lives in the

Total devestation in a desert region where it is common to receive less than an inch of rain all year…torrential rainfall causing all waterways to flood and mud to flow through entire communities.

The resiliency of the Chilean people never ceases to amaze me. They are grateful to have survived when so many lost their lives.

Animal rescue in Chile: Coping in Copiapó

Tue, 04/07/2015
Hundreds of small animals and thousands of large animals lost their lives in the

Total devestation in a desert region where it is common to receive less than an inch of rain all year…torrential rainfall causing all waterways to flood and mud to flow through entire communities.

The resiliency of the Chilean people never ceases to amaze me. They are grateful to have survived when so many lost their lives.

Animal rescue in Chile: Coping in Copiapó

Tue, 04/07/2015
Hundreds of small animals and thousands of large animals lost their lives in the

Total devestation in a desert region where it is common to receive less than an inch of rain all year…torrential rainfall causing all waterways to flood and mud to flow through entire communities.

The resiliency of the Chilean people never ceases to amaze me. They are grateful to have survived when so many lost their lives.

Huge donation for the Berlin Tiertafel by pet food manufacturer Almo Nature

Tue, 03/24/2015
The clients of the Berlin Tiertafel rejoice in the company of Almo Natu

Today the doors are open at the Berlin Tiertafel Food & Veterinary Clinic, which is a food bank for pets of people with small income. As the Easter holidays are approaching, the Tiertafel Clinic will be distributing pet food for four weeks instead of the usual two weeks.

Tiertafel clients are queuing outside the building when I arrive. Many of them have brought their dogs and are waiting patiently in the grim and icy Berlin spring weather.

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CAPACITY FOR CARING: Countering the collapse of compassion

Fri, 04/24/2015
hilst compassion is a very motivating driving force, it can also be a contradict

Whilst compassion is a very motivating driving force, it can also be a contradictory emotion.For those of us in animal welfare, we are intrigued by and do our best to analyze the capacity to have and exhibit concern for others, a trait called compassion, both in and out of our own species.

CAPACITY FOR CARING: Understanding compassion

Fri, 04/17/2015
When empathy is regulated, molded, focused by rational consideration and, import

When empathy is regulated, molded, focused by rational consideration and, importantly, harnessed to compassion, it can spur action to work for a fairer and kinder world.For those of us in animal welfare, we are intrigued by and do our best to analyze the capacity to have and exhi