“New Zealand’s remoteness means animals are at sea for extended periods, heightening their susceptibility to heat stress and other welfare-associated risks” said the minister of agriculture, Damien O’Connor.Continue reading
From SOS Animals Colombia we celebrate the 1,062,674 million Swiss citizens who voted yesterday in favour of the environment, animals and public health and we count on initiatives like these to continue supporting the necessary transformation of agriculture worldwideContinue reading
Beef, pork, sheep, goat, poultry, corn, cocoa, coffee, palm oil, soybeans, wood, charcoal, and printed paper, including products that contain, have been fed, or have been manufactured with these basic products (such as leather, chocolate and furniture) that come from deforested areas will not be able to enter the European Union market.Continue reading
Caribbean manatee and the Amazonian manatee are at risk due to incidental fishing, pollution, drought due to the hoarding of water by monoculture and livestock companies, the loss and fragmentation of their habitats, indiscriminate hunting for the consumption of their meat and entanglement with trammel nets or fishing gear.Continue reading
“We need to put an end to this practice that inflict tremendous amount of unnecessary suffering and death on animals and Colombia should take the lead in the region” says Cecilia Angulo, SOS Animals’ founder.Continue reading
In an investigation of almost two years carried out in 19 of the 20 localities of Bogotá, the District Institute for Animal Protection and Welfare (IDPYBA) characterized for the first time the abundance and population density of roaming dogs in the capital.Continue reading
At SOS Animals Colombia we support these initiatives that seek a better future for all and we urge the incoming government to adopt this proposal as one of the measures to mitigate climate change, prevent a food crisis and ensure the protection of biodiversity in our country.Continue reading
After three years of delaying its approval, the Colombian Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development approved the National Animal Protection and Welfare Public Policy.
The public policy, approved at the end of July was promoted and drafted by animal welfare politicians Juan Carlos Losada, and Andrea Padilla and had the support of different stakeholders and animal rights activists.
This policy seeks to strengthen institutional management to guarantee the protection and welfare of farm animals, street animals, animals used in laboratories, and wild species victims of illegal trafficking, among others. In addition, it establishes strategies and programs for training in responsible ownership, awareness campaigns, sterilization, creation of territorial welfare centres, rehabilitation and comprehensive assistance for wildlife and replacement of animal-drawn vehicles.
“There are now four important challenges for the National Government with this policy. First, define who will execute and evaluate, second, the articulation between entities of the national order, third, the municipal mandate (…) and fourth point, already with this National Policy, the Government in its Development Plan will have to reserve financial resources for its implementation”, highlighted animal welfare senator, Andrea Padilla, on her Twitter account.
This policy will help strengthen the Law on Environmental Crimes, which punishes the trafficking of Colombian wild species with up to 12 years in prison, The Decree that regulates the sustainable management of wild flora and non-timber forest products, measures that, together with the Climate Action Law, represent the Ministry’s strategy to protect, conserve and restore ecosystems in the regions.
From SOS Animals Colombia we celebrate this historic achievement for the animals in our country.
The full text is available in Spanish here.
On July 20th, the Colombian new Congress (comprising the Senate and House of Representatives) started the new legislative period 2022-2026.
SOS Animals Colombia congratulated all candidates that included animal welfare programmes within their political agenda and took the opportunity to share with them an open letter entitled: ‘Animals count on you’.
The letter was drafted with the support of different animal welfare organisations and experts in the field and outlined some of the main challenges for animals in Colombia.
The four-page document proposed solutions to improve the living conditions of all animals, including animals used for consumption and experimentation, where there are enormous legislative gaps.
Furthermore, through the letter, SOS Animals Colombia announced the commitment to help build an animal welfare coalition within Congress to bring more dialogue and knowledge about animal welfare to the institution.
“Campaign promises need to get materialized in greater and better living conditions for animals of all species. They will be making laws to protect them and exercise political control over the government”, said Cecilia Angulo, founder and director of SOS Animals Colombia.
SOS Animals Colombia calls on the international animal welfare community to help animals in Colombia who are victims of natural disasters by sharing our fundraising campaign and calling on the countries authorities to build a proper prevention and care protocol for animals during emergencies.Continue reading