The Ⓥ World Vegan Foundation is a project of the the World Animal Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and protection of the planet and the animals that inhabit it. WAF works with other not-for-profit organizations dedicated to planet preservation and animal issues. WAF works through public education, research, investigations, animal rescue, legislation, special events, and direct action.
WAF is an all volunteer organization. The organization has no paid officers and uses all donations towards animal and environmental programs: direct rescue, educational programs and animal sanctuaries. Utilizing volunteerism, WAF has kept operating costs to a bare minimum while maximizing our ability to help animals.
WAF has members throughout the world and on every continent. Through our volunteer network, the World Animal Foundation attempts to make the world a more compassionate place for all animals - wild animals, companion animals, aquatic animals and farm animals. Through grass roots action and activism, WAF bridged the gap between animal and environmental issues. The Foundation has directly rescued thousands of animals and supports wildlife sanctuaries throughout the US. In addition, WAF engages in Trap-Neuter-Return of feral cats, animal adoptions, low cost spay-neuter programs and numerous animal concerns campaigns.
WAF has recruited members from around the globe to educate the public about environmental and animal issues. Our large and informative website acts as a one-stop information portal for people wishing to learn more about animals and the earth. Visitors can print dozens of free flyers and fact sheets and surf hundreds of articles regarding wildlife, endangered species, companion animals, aquatic animals and farm animals.
Membership in the organization is free. Donations are always appreciated and needed to carryout our crucial mission of helping animals and the planet.
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In a perfect world, animals would be free to live their lives to the fullest: raising their young, enjoying their native environments, and following their natural instincts. However, domesticated animals cannot survive "free" in our concrete jungles, so we must take as good care of them as possible. People with the time, money, love and patience to make a lifetime commitment to an animal can make an enormous difference by adopting from shelters or rescuing animals from a perilous life on the street.
The actions of humans have created many threats to wild animals. As human populations increase, these threats multiply, leading to a fewer number of some species, and total extinction of others. All animals contribute to the ecology of the earth and are vital to its health and continuation. Many wildlife species are threatened with extinction, and many critical wildlife habitats are being destroyed. Together, we all play an important role in protecting wild animals and their homes.
Farm animals have unique personalities. They're fascinating creatures with the ability to love, form friendships, mourn, get angry and show a variety of other emotions. They are deserving of our respect and our compassion. The consolidation of farms in recent years has radically altered the face of farming. Today more animals are being raised on less land, with profound effects on the animals, rural communities and the environment. This shift in farming has been termed "industrial agriculture" or "factory farming," as thousands, or even hundreds of thousands of animals, are crowded into huge buildings with no access to the outdoors.
Wilderness or wildlands are natural places on our planet that have not been significantly modified by humans. These last, truly wild places that have not been developed with industry, roads, buildings and houses are critical for the survival of many plant and animal species. They also provide humans with educational and recreational opportunities, and are deeply valued for aesthetic, cultural, moral and spiritual reasons. Some wildlands are protected, preserving natural areas for humans, animals, flora and fauna. Others are disapearing at alarming rates, and simply drawing lines around specific areas is not enough.
You can make a difference for animals by adopting an animal, recycling, choosing humane products, donating to a charity of your choice, distributing flyers and fact sheets, encouraging humane legislation, planting wildlife gardens, trapping and neutering feral cats, volunteering, and educating others about earth and animal issues. Join earth and animal advocates around the globe in the effort to make the world a better place for wild animals, companion animals, farm animals and humans.
It is only through generous donations from individuals like you that makes it possible for World Animal Foundation to carry out its mission of preserving and protecting the planet and the animals that inhabit it. Donate online by credit card: Fast, Easy & Secure. Start making a difference for the animals and the planet today. Donate to the World Animal Foundation.
Make a difference for animals and the environment!
Give a gift that will help WAF to preserve and protect the planet and its animals. Your symbolic species adoption supports WAF's efforts to help wild animals, companion animals, farm animals and the environment. Wild animal and farm animal adoptions are the perfect gift for holidays, birthdays, or any special occasion...for a friend or yourself. Animal Adoption Kits can be shipped to any country. Each wildlife or farm animal adoption is symbolic and your contribution will help World Animal Foundation preserve and protect wildlife, wild lands, companion animals and farm animals. Your WAF Adopt An Animal Kit comes in a Deluxe WAF Folder and includes: