Join with WSPA to back a universal declaration on animal welfare


What’s happening?

Animal cruelty and suffering is a global issue. Animals are sentient – they feel pain and they need to be protected – urgently. A Universal Declaration on Animal Welfare would show a global commitment to making the protection of animals a priority. It would inspire international, regional and national change, and it would drive industries that use animals, to protect animals.

Whether it’s the millions of animals forgotten after natural disasters or the 1 billion stray cats and dogs at risk of being needlessly culled, animals need our help. As well as the individual actions we can take, our governments have a crucial role to play in creating lasting change for animals.

WSPA’s efforts

WSPA are leading a global movement calling for a Declaration. Two million people have already added their voice and 330 animal groups and 46 governments are on board too.

A declaration will create a baseline for animal care and treatment that every nation in the world can work towards… It will make animals a global priority, to be included as we seek solutions for the big issues we face, like poverty and climate change… It will make animals matter.

Supporting WSPA

The Wishing Well was established in 2010 to offer children in out-of-home care, such as foster care and residential care, a range of healing and treatment options usually not accessible as a free therapy in mainstream health.

The Wishing Well raises funds to enable children and young people to access developmentally-appropriate and trauma-informed treatments shown to be highly effective in dealing with severe trauma and neglect. These therapies respond to the unique needs of each child and young person.

The Wishing Well is a not-for-profit incorporated charity organisation, established and managed by people seeking to improve outcomes for children and young people in out-of-home care and their families. The Wishing Well recognises the importance of the act of giving. We recognise the significance of the participation of community members and all donations are most appreciated.

The Wishing Well operates ethically, effectively and empathically with a view to achieving quality outcomes and a satisfying working environment, and as such we support organisations that encompass similar ideals.

The Wishing Well gratefully receives donations, funding and resources through bequests, corporate partnerships, fundraising events, grants, online donations and other fund raising activities. Money donated to The Wishing Well enables traumatised children access to healing therapies. Please see our website for more information:

How you can help

Join with WSPA and have your message heard. Tell the world that animals matter: back a Universal Declaration on Animal Welfare.

“Animals matter to me.  They need to matter to us all. Better animal welfare globally is vital if animals, people, and our planet are to thrive. For this reason, I support an international initiative to improve animals’ lives: I support a Universal Declaration on Animal Welfare. A declaration backed by the United Nation is necessary to create a new international landscape – one in which respect for animal wellbeing is recognised as inextricable from how we live and treat our planet.”


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