World Society for the Protection of Animals                                              WSPA                     World So...
World Society for the Protection of Animals      WSPA’s vision is of a world where animal      welfare matters, and animal...
People in developing countries depend onWorld Society for the Protection of Animals      animals for their livelihoods    ...
World Society for the Protection of Animals              Cooperation
World Society for the Protection of Animals           Four priority animal welfare areas:         Companion and working an...
World Society for the Protection of Animals           Four priority animal welfare areas:      Companion and working anima...
World Society for the Protection of AnimalsCompanion and Working Animals
World Society for the Protection of AnimalsPopulation Management• Our aim is to replace cruel methods of  dog population c...
World Society for the Protection of AnimalsWSPA Action                                              • Support for 12 popul...
World Society for the Protection of AnimalsWorking Equines• Working equines are an essential  part of livelihoods• Our aim...
World Society for the Protection of AnimalsWSPA Action                                          • WSPA supports 8 working ...
World Society for the Protection of Animals WSPA ApproachOur solutions• Develop understanding of equine needs in owners an...
World Society for the Protection of Animals                     Disaster Management
World Society for the Protection of Animals    Disaster   “the serious disruption of the functioning of society causing   ...
World Society for the Protection of Animals         General examples of   animal welfare needs in disasters               ...
World Society for the Protection of Animals  Not considering animals in contingency planning in    developing countries me...
Aim:  World Society for the Protection of Animals To protect animals and thereby the livelihoods of their owners from the ...
World Society for the Protection of AnimalsLocal Risk Reduction projects•Awareness raising/ Behaviour change
World Society for the Protection of Animals                  WSPA Risk Reduction Framework                     Local Risk ...
World Society for the Protection of Animals WSPA in actionResponse:• Emergency veterinary  treatments, feed suppliesRecove...
World Society for the Protection of Animals                                 Farm Animals
World Society for the Protection of AnimalsFocused on the "three Es" of• Environment (securing the planet in the face of t...
World Society for the Protection of AnimalsTWO TARGET COUNTRIES:                                Maps::www.maps.com
World Society for the Protection of Animals      Humane Slaughter Programmes                                              ...
World Society for the Protection of Animals            Trade opportunities        Animal Welfare + Development
World Society for the Protection of Animals           Working mainly with the rural poor                            Free-r...
World Society for the Protection of Animals                                      SINCE 1993               Over 5 million c...
World Society for the Protection of Animals                                              Beefmaster and Boran beef 20 year...
World Society for the Protection of Animals             Regularly audited slaughterhouses                              Onl...
World Society for the Protection of Animals         Bilateral trade agreements for         training and capacity building ...
World Society for the Protection of Animals  Stakeholder involvement…globally
World Society for the Protection of Animals     …and much more can be done…                                      Together?
World Society for the Protection of Animals                                  Thank you
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Activities of the World Society for the Protection of Animals

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Presentation from the Informal Consultation on Livestock Issues between the FAO Animal Production and Health Division and interested Non-Governmental Organizations. 1–2 December 2009 Italy, Rome FAO Headquarters.

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Activities of the World Society for the Protection of Animals

  1. 1. World Society for the Protection of Animals WSPA World Society for the Protection of Animals Adolfo Sansolini Policy Advisor FAO-NGO meeting 1-2 December 2009
  2. 2. World Society for the Protection of Animals WSPA’s vision is of a world where animal welfare matters, and animal cruelty ends Over 1,000 member organisations in over 150 countries Regional offices in all continents
  3. 3. People in developing countries depend onWorld Society for the Protection of Animals animals for their livelihoods • 60% of the worlds 1.3 Billion extremely poor are dependent on animals for their livelihood Protein supply, food security, transport, capital, drought power
  4. 4. World Society for the Protection of Animals Cooperation
  5. 5. World Society for the Protection of Animals Four priority animal welfare areas: Companion and working animals Disaster management Farm animals Wildlife
  6. 6. World Society for the Protection of Animals Four priority animal welfare areas: Companion and working animals Disaster management Farm animals
  7. 7. World Society for the Protection of AnimalsCompanion and Working Animals
  8. 8. World Society for the Protection of AnimalsPopulation Management• Our aim is to replace cruel methods of dog population control with humane and comprehensive alternatives• Working with IGOs (e.g. WHO, PAHO and OIE) to develop policy and practical guidance on humane population management including rabies control
  9. 9. World Society for the Protection of AnimalsWSPA Action • Support for 12 population management projects around the world (south hemisphere focus) • Advocating for humane management in many more countries - lobbying for an end to cruel control and providing advice and practical training
  10. 10. World Society for the Protection of AnimalsWorking Equines• Working equines are an essential part of livelihoods• Our aim is to provide local NGOs with capacity and tools to improve the welfare of working equines• Welfare problems are usually caused by a misunderstanding of equine needs as opposed to conscious cruelty
  11. 11. World Society for the Protection of AnimalsWSPA Action • WSPA supports 8 working equine projects around the world • Changing human behaviour is the key to preventing equine welfare issues • We invest in developing and training local NGOs in participatory and meaningful tools to change human behaviour
  12. 12. World Society for the Protection of Animals WSPA ApproachOur solutions• Develop understanding of equine needs in owners and users to ensure that • Care/husbandry provided suits equine needs • Work matches equine capacity • Provide access to resources required to meet needs, for example • Affordable and accessible veterinary care • Farrier skills • Access to water / shade / suitable diet
  13. 13. World Society for the Protection of Animals Disaster Management
  14. 14. World Society for the Protection of Animals Disaster “the serious disruption of the functioning of society causing widespread human material or environmental losses, which exceed the ability of the affected communities to cope using their own resources.” UNISDR 2009• Minor: exceeding individual capacities e.g. farm fire, chemical spills, transport accident• Major: exceeding local/national capacities e.g. Floods, Storms, Nuclear accident, infectious disease outbreak etc.• Fast onset: e.g. Earthquake• Slow onset: e.g. Drought
  15. 15. World Society for the Protection of Animals General examples of animal welfare needs in disasters Trauma Trapped/crush syndrome Electricity failure Feed/ water supply Infra-structure impacted > space Absence of shelter Escaped/ roaming animals Infectious diseases
  16. 16. World Society for the Protection of Animals Not considering animals in contingency planning in developing countries means for their owners : Fail to evacuate Enter debt spiral/ loss of livelihood Security implications for vulnerable groups (e.g. women) Food security Recovery period extended Extended stay in IDP/ refugee camps
  17. 17. Aim: World Society for the Protection of Animals To protect animals and thereby the livelihoods of their owners from the impact of disasters by increasing their resilience and preparedness planning Picture reference: UNDP (http://data.undp.org.in/dmweb/Article-DRM%20Assam.pdf)
  18. 18. World Society for the Protection of AnimalsLocal Risk Reduction projects•Awareness raising/ Behaviour change
  19. 19. World Society for the Protection of Animals WSPA Risk Reduction Framework Local Risk Reduction projects either as follow up to major intervention, in areas of high risk or on request from authorities Increase of local response capacity Disaster management course in local veterinary universities & the creation of veterinary emergency response units (VERU), training of WSPA Member Societies Advocacy for the integration of animals in national contingency plans and guide implementation
  20. 20. World Society for the Protection of Animals WSPA in actionResponse:• Emergency veterinary treatments, feed suppliesRecovery:• Veterinary infrastructure improvement
  21. 21. World Society for the Protection of Animals Farm Animals
  22. 22. World Society for the Protection of AnimalsFocused on the "three Es" of• Environment (securing the planet in the face of the challenge ofclimate change)• Economics (food must be affordable)• Ethics (food must be produced safely and with the welfare of theanimal in mind)
  23. 23. World Society for the Protection of AnimalsTWO TARGET COUNTRIES: Maps::www.maps.com
  24. 24. World Society for the Protection of Animals Humane Slaughter Programmes Brazil China
  25. 25. World Society for the Protection of Animals Trade opportunities Animal Welfare + Development
  26. 26. World Society for the Protection of Animals Working mainly with the rural poor Free-range chickens Cage-free eggs 20 million chicks per year
  27. 27. World Society for the Protection of Animals SINCE 1993 Over 5 million chicks a year
  28. 28. World Society for the Protection of Animals Beefmaster and Boran beef 20 years of free-range egg productionNo mutilations or beak trimming allowed
  29. 29. World Society for the Protection of Animals Regularly audited slaughterhouses Only cage-free eggs Other animal welfare policies
  30. 30. World Society for the Protection of Animals Bilateral trade agreements for training and capacity building UE - Chile UE - Canada CAFTA EEUU - Peru UE – South Korea
  31. 31. World Society for the Protection of Animals Stakeholder involvement…globally
  32. 32. World Society for the Protection of Animals …and much more can be done… Together?
  33. 33. World Society for the Protection of Animals Thank you

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