List of animal welfare groups

2007 Schools Wikipedia Selection. Related subjects: Animal & Human Rights

Animal welfare groups argue for greater protection for non-human animals, particularly those used by human beings in laboratories or in entertainment, as well as domestic animals such as those used for food, labour, or as companions ( pets).

Unlike animal rights groups, animal welfare groups do not argue that animals should never be used, or kept as property, by human beings. Nor do any animal welfare groups advocate violence. These groups tend to seek legal, social and financial strategies.

The following is a list of animal welfare groups. For animal rights, see the list of animal rights groups.

  • American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA)
  • Animal Protection Institute (API)
  • Animal Welfare Institute (AWI)
  • Born Free Foundation
  • The Blue Cross
  • Christian Vegetarian Association (CVA)
  • Compassion In World Farming (CIWF)
  • Dogs Trust (formerly National Canine Defence League)
  • Global Animal Transport
  • Humane Society
  • Humane Society of the United States
  • International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW)
  • League Against Cruel Sports (previously also known as LACS)
  • Progressive Animal Welfare Society (PAWS)
  • People's Dispensary for Sick Animals (PDSA)
  • Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA)
  • Scottish SPCA (SSPCA)
  • Society of Ethical and Religious Vegetarians (SERV)
  • Society for Animal Protective Legislation (SAPL)
  • The Shark Trust organization
  • Universities Federation for Animal Welfare (UFAW)
  • Research project Welfare Quality www.welfare

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