Federation of Indian Animal Protection Organisations (FIAPO)
FIAPO is a collective of animal protection organizations in India. FIAPO represents and advocates for Indian animal protectionists; and also independently conducts research about and advocates for animals.
FIAPO was conceived at the 2007 Asia for Animals Conference, where Indian activists who realized the importance of working together towards a common cause decided to work towards setting up FIAPO.
FIAPO's main aim is to help connect and inform animal protection organizations and activists across India. It also undertakes campaigns on issues which are not yet well covered in India, then as work develops by existing (or new) organizations, FIAPO serves as a support structure. The aim is to strengthen animal protection by strengthening organizations themselves; not to become an ‘alternative’ to existing organizations but on the contrary, to be an expression of their strength and an amalgam of their collective expertise and passion.
FIAPO’s work covers a large number of campaigns. It also carries out ‘movement building’ programs
- Building and strengthening the movement in India.
- Supportive and collaborative, not competitive.
- Carries out research
Eurogroup for Animals - 1980
Eurogroup for Animals is a federation of 40 like-minded organizations that can mobilize millions of citizens across Europe. It has represented its member organizations for more than 30 years.
Eurogroup for Animals is the leading animal protection lobby at European Union level. It is recognized by the European Parliament and Commission and represents animal welfare interests on many EU advisory committees and consultation bodies. It is recognized for its expertise and professionalism, making it a respected partner and advisor which:
- Promotes best practices in livestock production so that the millions of farm animal are spared avoidable suffering on farm, in transport and at the time of slaughter.
- Works with retailers and food producers to ensure policies and products are continuously introduced which significantly improve the way farm animals are kept for food.
- Accelerates the uptake of alternative test methods changing the focus from animal tests to more humane and more reliable non-animal methods.
- Creates strong alliances with stakeholders to introduce change in culture and policies on animal welfare.
- In-depth knowledge and experience of EU political processes.
- Connections to European policy-makers and systems (e.g. Intergroup on the Welfare and Conservation of Animals).
- Proactive lobbying, plus watching brief.
- Excellent research and communications.
Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS)/ Captive Wild Animal Protection Campaign (CWAPC)
GFAS is an organization with the sole purpose of strengthening and supporting the work of animal sanctuaries worldwide. Its work includes the accreditation of bona fide sanctuaries.
The Captive Wild Animal Protection Campaign (CWAPC) was originally founded as the Captive Wild Animal Protection Coalition in 2002 to address the issues surrounding the growing US trade in captive wildlife. At that time, the coalition was comprised of expert individuals from key zoos, sanctuaries, and animal protection groups. In 2009, the CWAPC became a program of the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries, and its name was changed to the Captive Wild Animal Protection Campaign.
- Development and sharing of best practice and expertise.
- The establishment of standards and guidance.
- Public awareness of the different standards and credentials of sanctuaries.
Animals Australia - 1980
Animals Australia is Australia's foremost national animal protection organization, representing some 40 member societies and thousands of individual supporters. Animals Australia has an excellent track record in investigating and exposing animal cruelty and for conducting ground-breaking strategic public awareness campaigns.
Founders Professor Peter Singer and Mrs. Christine Townend recognized the need to unite the many animal protection groups in Australia and New Zealand to provide a united and strong voice on behalf of animals. A primary activity was lobbying for, and then actively contributing to, the Senate Select Committee on Animal Welfare. In the late 1990s, it reverted to Australian groups only, and the name 'Animals Australia' was adopted.
The organization now uniquely undertakes two interwoven roles … as a peak body representing a large number of grass roots groups, and a campaign-focused organization working to raise community awareness of animal suffering and promote reform.
- Excellent investigations.
- Strategic campaigning.
- United movement across large country.
- Dedicated and effective staff.