When I retired after 29 years leading the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), an organization I created as a worldwide crusade against cruelty, I did not retire from the battle to stop animals from suffering. Instead I formed an organization in the United Kingdom called the Political Animal Lobby.
Political Animal Lobby was unique in its ability to generate political change for animals. One of our core achievements was the donation of $1,450,000 to the British Labour Party in 1997. This donation helped win the election, and go onto create the Hunting Act, which has saved thousands of foxes, hare and deer from vicious blood sport death.
In the late 1990s I formed Network For Animals, an organization able to take on grassroots activism such as seizing dogs from the Philippine Dog Meat Trade and supporting small animal rescues, and one of the core beliefs of Political Animal Lobby remained strong: Decisive change for animals must ultimately involve political change.
And so we began expanding our work into the US. As of July 17, 2014 Network for Animals (as Network for Animals USA, Inc.) is an IRS-designated 501(c)(3) charitable organization (tax ID# 47-1431869), donations to which are tax-deductible to the full extent provided by law.
Network for Animals is a leading force against animal cruelty, representing nearly one million supporters and activists in the United States and around the world. From the dogs of the Philippines, to the rhino of Africa, and the seals looking to breed safely on Canada’s shores, with your help we will make this world a better place for both the animals, and humans who share it. Thank you for your support.