Moving the United Nations to recognise World Animal Day
- Animal suffering is an urgent worldwide concern. Whether it’s the millions of animals missing after natural disasters or the 1 billion stray cats and dogs at risk of being needlessly culled, animals need our help
- Animals experience pain and neglect. We all have a duty to protect them
- Millions of people and animals rely on each other for survival and companionship.
- It’s time for UN governments to back a UN World Animal Day
- A UN Day would put animals high on the global agenda
- It would make animal welfare a global priority.
What we’re doing
- Nearly 50,000 people have already called on the UN to act
- In 2013, we moved the UN to include language relevant to animal welfare in two UN General Assembly resolutions
- As momentum grows, we need even more people to move the UN. To demonstrate the amazing bond between people and animals.
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Make your voice count
50,000 people have already left messages supporting a UN recognised World Animal Day, all in response to these three core principles:
- Animals experience pain and suffering and we have a duty to protect them
- Animals have a right to live free from suffering and cruelty
- Millions of people rely on animals for survival & companionship.
It's no longer possible to leave a message to the UN, however you can still Take Action or contact your local country website for campaigns near you.
Our campaign for a UN recognised World Animal Day received celebrity backing that included:
- Gold Medalist Winter Olympian: Amy Williams
- Dancing with the Stars Judge, Producer and Choreographer: Carrie Ann Inaba
- TV Host, Comedian and Actress: Ellen Degeneres
- Actor: Ian Somerhalder
- Chef: Jamie Oliver
- New Zealand Netball Player and TV Presenter: Jenny-May Coffin
- Actor: John Hurt
- Singer and Actress: Kristin Chenoweth
- Singer Songwriter: Leona Lewis
- Singer Songwriter: Paul McCartney
- Comedian, TV Presenter and Writer: Paul O’Grady
- Actor: Por Thrisadee
- Author and TV Presenter: Simon Reeves
- World Record Freediver and Environmentalist: Tanya Streeter
- Artist, Singer and Actor: Tono Pakin.