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Review for World Animal Protection , New York City, NY, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I have supported WSPA with monthly contributions for several years. Their world-wide service area ensures that animals, ALL species of animals, receive help when catastrophes occur. In addition, WSPA works to end abuse through education and practical solutions.

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

Role:  Donor

Review for World Animal Protection , New York City, NY, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

WSPA is a very practical organization. It's goal is to help countries, communities and individuals SOLVE its animal-related problems rather than just talking about them. They recognize that harmful practices won't just disappear, especially if the alternative requires behavior changes and/or money. WSPA provides whatever is needed and helps develop long-term plans for animal welfare. Their work in reducing and eventually eliminating the trade in bear bile is an excellent example of how WSPA works. They rescue bears from street performers also and provide safe accommodations for them. In the UK they were instrumental in eliminating factory farming of dairy cows, and in the USA they are working to improve the lot of horses.

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

Role:  Donor

Review for World Animal Protection , New York City, NY, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

WSPA is a hard working organization that does more than talk about the needs of the world's animals. It helps solve the problems for the long term. I have supported them for several years and never fail to be impressed by their accomplishments as reported in the newsletter.
For example, villagers have been killing elephants that trample their fields. Fences are useless against elephants. WSPA did research and discovered that by planting very hot pepper plants around the fields, the elephants stopped entering.
Bears in Southeast Asia are farmed for bile to supply the Chinese market. Rather than just work to ban these farms, WSPA worked with the famers to find alternate income sources and worked with their governments to work out a timetable for discontinuing this practice. WSPA has opened bear sanctuaries to care for bears rescued from being part of street entertainment such as bear baiting and dog fights.
WSPA trains people how to care for their work animals, provides free or low-cost veterinary services, helps teach children to respect animals and much more.

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

What specific problem, purpose, priority, or project prompted your gift?

The mission statement specifically matched my goals.

Why did you make your donation at this time?

Make monthly donations.

What would you tell others about this organization?

WSPA is more action than talk.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

Role:  Donor & N/A.

Review for CENTER FOR BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY INC, Tucson, AZ, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

CBD is willing to take on unpopular causes that are nonetheless right, such as population control and stopping the slaughter of wolves. I am always impressed when I receive their eNews by the number of accomplishments since the last newsletter. They really get results!

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Reading about the many projects they take on.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Haven't met any.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Provide education to teens about the effects of overpopulation on the environment and help them to understand the impact of just one extra child.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

Role:  Donor & Helped promote protection of wolves and population control.