The Collars Not Cruelty campaign, which launched last year, calls for a halt to the killing of millions of dogs per year, because of our fear of rabies. It’s needless, cruel and ineffective.
Mass dog vaccination is the only proven humane and sustainable solution to controlling rabies in both dogs and humans. Through the Collars Not Cruelty campaign, WSPA works with local partners and authorities to stop the killing of dogs and instead set up vaccination clinics. The dogs are vaccinated against rabies and given a bright red collar so the community knows these dogs are safe; preventing them from being killed and protecting everyone from rabies.
Since the launch of the Collars Not Cruelty campaign last year, WSPA has been working with partners in Cox’s Bazar and Dhaka City, Bangladesh to vaccinate tens of thousands of dogs. To celebrate the one-year anniversary of this campaign, WSPA is proud to announce a partnership with the Bangladesh government on a national action plan to stamp out rabies across that country and end the unnecessary killing of dogs, due to rabies, for good.
WSPA is also rolling out vaccination programs in the Philippines and Indonesia in partnership with the Global Alliance for Rabies Control and national governments. With the help of supporters and policymakers WSPA is creating a world where collars, not cruelty are winning the fight against rabies and where dogs and humans can live side-by-side once again.
Elizabeth Sharpe, Communications Manager
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Collars Not Cruelty
WSPA (World Society for the Protection of Animals) is the world’s leading animal welfare charity. We have been protecting animals around the world for over 30 years. We passionately believe that animal welfare matters.
At WSPA we will always expose and oppose the exploitation and suffering of animals. We believe animal cruelty must end, whether that animal is in the wild, living in the community, caught up in a disaster, or being farmed.
Today, WSPA works in over 50 countries, collaborating with local communities, NGOs and governments that can help us change animals’ lives for the better. We also act for animals at a global level, using our United Nations consultative status to give them a voice.
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