PAWS takes a firm stand on matters relating to animal welfare, and continues to lobby for better laws to ensure humane treatment of all animals.
To know more about our position on some of the most debated animal welfare issues, read on below.
PAWS opposes any acts whereby humans incite, allow, or cause animals to fight. Dogfighting, cockfighting, and bullfighting are examples of animal “blood-sports,” which glorify violence for the sake of monetary gain, entertainment, or other purposes.
PAWS approves the keeping of companion animals or pets only when there is full personal commitment to the welfare of the animals.
PAWS advocates Adopt, Don’t Shop. We strongly discourage people from buying cats and dogs from pet shops and breeders. We encourage them to adopt from the shelter instead.
PAWS believes in RESPONSIBLE feeding of stray animals to avoid becoming part of the problem. Although feeding stray animals is an act of kindness, doing it incorrectly can put them at risk instead of help.
PAWS supports the phase-out of zoos. PAWS believes that more effort should go into the preservation of these animals’ habitat and creating sanctuaries where the animals can thrive in natural environments.