NAIA, founded over 20 years ago by Patti Strand, is clearly the leader in the Animal Welfare arena. Still led by Patti, this is the most highly regarded, science based, reasonable organization in the US. Her board of directors is unparalleled by any other animal welfare organization. Recommendations are made based on science and facts rather than emotion. No other organization of its kind can match the NAIA's resources.
The NAIA is the only umbrella group out there protecting our relationships with animals on every level. They are avid defenders of animal welfare and the human-animal bond and are relied upon by the public, media and legislators to provide entirely factual information regarding animals, people and our lives together. Anyone who truly loves animals should become involved with the NAIA.
I have been a Board Member for more than 20 years in this organization. As a Biomedical researcher I consider this organization to be crucially important in protecting my ability to carry out research that one day can lead to cures for both human and animal diseases. NAIA is one of the few legitimate animal welfare organization that stands up to the hateful malevolence of the animal rights extremists whose ultimate goal is to destroy the human-animal bond that enriches all of our lives. Robert C. Speth, Ph.D. http://pharmacy.nova.edu/aboutus/Speth.html
There is no other advocacy and educational organization that represents the conjoined interests of societal need coupled with animal welfare as does NAIA. Human societies require animal life and animals require our benevolent stewardship. NAIA supports this understanding by educating and pushing back against extremist and anti-human activism. The truth they share is little told by others however all should hear it!
More than any other broadly inclusive organization, NAIA, ably led by Patti Strand, has created a coalition of people and organizations willing to go to bat to preserve and defend the traditions and industries that together make up a big portion of human - animal interaction.
NAIA tells the truth about animals and their care, and in so doing stands up for animal owners and our society every day. Its diverse supporters make it clear this is no one issue, or one constituency organization, but rather NAIA is on the front lines for all of us. Make it a priority in your charitable giving!
This orgaization supports those who care for animals in all aspects of American life. It truthfully brings fact based information about animal related industry and hobbies to the public in an effort to combat negative emotion based distortions of the truth. It strongly supports all aspects of the human/animal bond.