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LAA donates a percentage of any profit from each event, as well as the proceeds from the small items on sale at each event, to an animal charity - usually, but not always, one on the list below.

1. Change For Animals Foundation (CFAF): Suzanne Rogers, Founder of Learning About Animals is a co-Founder of CFAF so this one is a very biased entry! However, CFAF has hardly any overheads, we have no paid members of staff, no offices etc yet a network of the best animal welfare professionals who work with us; together we can make a real change for animals. Our projects include working to end the dog meat trade; this is horrific not because the animals being raised for meat are dogs but because of the suffering involved. We were instrumental in setting up new alliances between animal organisations working on this issue; together we can be more effective and more strategic. We also work on an innovative cat population management programme in Portugal, are a partner of the World Cetacean Alliance for which we hold the secretary position for the working group on captivity issues, fund a part of the work of the Cambodian Pony Welfare Organisation and much more. See our website for more details. LINK

2. Gambia Horse and Donkey Trust (GHDT): This charity work in a very joined up way - the village of Sambel Kunda in The Gambia is supported with the GHDT who help treat horses and donkeys in need and the charity is affiliated with a school that is part-run by a sister-charity and a human medicine clinic by another sister charity. The three charities working together are making a huge difference in this part of the world and your donations go a long way. LINK

3. World Association for Traction Animal Welfare and Studies (TAWS): TAWS is another small charity making a big difference. It strives to facilitate change through partnerships and creating learning opportunities for those who can make best use of information about animal welfare and working animal technology. LAA’s Suzanne Rogers is a Trustee of TAWS. LINK

4. World Cetacean Alliance (WCA) The WCA’s vision is  A World where cetaceans are only found in the wild, are respected and fully protected, and live in sustainable habitats and in harmony with people everywhere. The WCA campaigns to keep whales and dolphins in the wild where they belong and to end the captivity industry.  LAA’s Suzanne Rogers is the secretary for the working group on captivity. LINK

5. Animal Welfare Network Nepal (AWNN) This network is doing amazing things for animals in Nepal. The members, facilitated by Manoj Gautam, have made a long list of impressive changes including bringing an end to the horrific Gadhimai festival in which hundreds of thousands of animals were slaughtered in a festival once every five years. Don’t be put off by the look of the website, it is an amazing inspiring effective network worthy of support. LINK

6.  South East Dog Rescue (SEDR) If you are a dog and find yourself without a home  the best place you could possibly come to is SEDR. Their behavioural work is outstanding and the people who run it do everything they possibly can, and then somehow more, to help the dogs that need them. LINK

7. Aquarium Welfare Association (AWA) Fish and aquatic animals have a hard time - little thought is given to their welfare and behaviour. This organisation aims to change that. Launching in winter 2015 this is one to watch out for. LAA’s Suzanne Rogers is a co-Founder of AWA. LINK

8. Cambodia Pony Welfare Organisation (CPWO) This organisation work with communities to change the way they look after and work their ponies. Through such engagement with owners they are truly addressing the cause of welfare issues and not the effects. Suzanne has had the privilege of working with this organisation on several occasions.  LINK

9. Compassion in World Farming (CIWF) Farm animal production is just beyond sad and this charity are working to stem the worldwide increase in intensive farming, as well as other projects to encourage people to care about farm animals. It is one of the most depressing areas of animal welfare to work in and they need all the support they can get. LINK

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