Dogs were the first animals to be domesticated by man, approximately 15,000 years ago (Serpell, 1995). Today domestic dogs come in many different shapes and sizes, from the mighty Great Dane to the tiny Chihuahua.
It’s sometimes hard to imagine how decisions made at the United Nations can impact on our daily lives. However, earlier this month I witnessed first hand that countries are looking for ways to turn policy commitments into action, and are open to our support in doing so.
Thanks to your loyal support, more than 80 European brown bears who used to know nothing but suffering, are once again free to roam in their natural surroundings. They are exploring the forest, climbing trees and happily splashing around in pools at the Libearty Bear Sanctuary in Zarnesti, Romania.
The World Health Organisation (WHO), World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) officially announced their vision to end dog-mediated rabies in humans by 2030 using our humane solutions.
After a year of asking, and over 330,000 people demanding action, we finally got to meet with TripAdvisor last week. We discussed how they can help protect wild animals being abused in the tourism industry.