World Animal Protection
Société mondiale pour la protection des animaux
Sociedad Mundial Protectora de Animales
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1981-01-01 London UK
Founded on the amalgamation of H-XH3515 - World Federation for the Protection of Animals (WFPA), set up 31 Aug 1950, Scheveningen (Netherlands), and H-XH7112 - International Society for the Protection of Animals (ISPA), formed in 1959, Washington DC (USA). H-XH1721 - International Council Against Bullfighting (ICAB), created 1958, London, merged with WSPA which is continuing the work of ICAB.
Promote effective means for protection of animals and relief of suffering worldwide; maintain effective liaison between, and seek cooperation with, local organizations having similar objectives; provide facilities for membership of all approved animal welfare societies and individuals interested in animal welfare; organize international and regional conferences; seek recognition and representation on suitable international bodies; study international and national legislation relating to animal welfare and promote international efforts for protection of animals; provide means of informing members concerning international aspects of animal welfare, including humane education; mount animal rescue operations in the event of man-made or natural disaster.
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