At the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) we are actively promoting the MY World campaign: we asked 200,000 of our supporters to vote on their global post-2015 priorities and in just two weeks thousands have done so. In addition, our celebrity ambassador, Grammy-nominee singer Leona Lewis, has urged her 1 million+ Twitter followers to join WSPA in making their voices heard.
But why are we getting involved? Can animals be affected by or have an effect on issues like food security and public health? The answer is yes, on a vast scale. Development professionals must consider the reality that over 1 billion of the world’s poorest people depend on animals for jobs, food, income, transport, social status and cultural identification. Healthy animals are crucial to the survival and opportunities of whole communities. Continue reading “Where animals fit in MY World”