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Animals & Wildlife

Animals & wildlife in every country all over the world, find themselves at risk of extinction, neglect and mistreatment. The biggest risk to animals are humans. By interfering with their natural habitats and way of life for our own benefit, we have changed their futures forever.

Animals & wildlife in every country all over the world, find themselves at risk of extinction, neglect and mistreatment. The biggest risk to animals are humans. By interfering with their natural habitats and way of life for our own benefit, we have changed their futures forever.

The Problem

Many species living in the wild are considered endangered which essentially means that they are at risk of becoming extinct completely. The gravest threat to many of these endangered animals is poachers. These illegal hunters track and kill animals considered to be valuable for their fur, meat, horns or organs that can be used to make traditional medicines. Around 55 African Elephants are killed each day for their tusks1 which are sold as ornaments or used to make other trinkets.

Poachers will also sell animals to be exploited for tourist entertainment. These animals are often poorly cared for and drugged or beaten to make them behave in the required manner. Wild animals are also fighting for their habitats as loggers, farmers and climate change all take their share of the animal’s homes.

It’s not just wild animals at risk, but pets too. More than 140,000 complaints of animal cruelty and neglect are made every year in the UK alone.4 This abuse takes numerous forms; neglect (including lack of proper food, hygiene or exercise), breeding to fight for profit, unnecessary procedures such as the docking of dogs tails, sadly the list goes on.

There is also controversy surrounding the use of animals for testing of cosmetic products and medicine. Around 4 million scientific procedures are carried out using animals in research establishments in the UK each year3

The Solution

Support for these organisations means the ability to train and fund anti-poaching rangers to protect the animals at home in the wild. It means the opportunity to campaign to make laws stricter on the import and export of so called ‘trophies’ and to make punishments harsher in order to diminish demand.

When it comes to domesticated pets, charities can rescue mistreated animals and find them safe and happy homes. Funding will help provide call centers to hear complaints, officers to rescue animals and legal assistance to prosecute the perpetrators.

Thanks to the conservation and rescue efforts of charities, animals are being saved every single day

The charities working for this cause

Animal Care Egypt Logo
Animal Care Egypt
Four Paws Logo
Four Paws
The Sussex Snowdrop Trust Logo
The Sussex Snowdrop Trust
Compassion in World Farming Logo
Compassion in World Farming
Yorkshire Wildlife Trust Logo
Yorkshire Wildlife Trust
Fauna & Flora Logo
Fauna & Flora
The Zoological Society Of London Logo
The Zoological Society Of London
The League Against Cruel Sports Logo
The League Against Cruel Sports
Blue Cross Logo
Blue Cross
RSPCA Logo
RSPCA
The Guide Dogs For The Blind Association Logo
The Guide Dogs For The Blind Association
RSPB Logo
RSPB
The Dogs Trust Logo
The Dogs Trust
Cats Protection Logo
Cats Protection
City of Sanctuary Logo
City of Sanctuary
The Donkey Sanctuary Logo
The Donkey Sanctuary
The Born Free Foundation Logo
The Born Free Foundation
Animal Defenders International Foundation Logo
Animal Defenders International Foundation
PETA Logo
PETA
World Animal Protection Logo
World Animal Protection
International Animal Rescue Logo
International Animal Rescue
The Mayhew Home Logo
The Mayhew Home
Battersea Dogs' And Cats' Home Logo
Battersea Dogs' And Cats' Home