To create a platform for effective giving that produces transparent, independent, evidence-based and actionable recommendations of interventions to demonstrably reduce animal suffering in India, at scale.
A world free of animal farm and exploitation, which prioritises ending the suffering of all sentient beings, independent of species.
India Animal Fund (IAF) was born of a dire need to build on expertise and efforts, bring in new thinking, a professional approach to identifying problems, raising resources, and executing with accountability and measurability. IAF is a backbone organisation, bringing to the same table people with means, organisations with project execution capabilities, and causes that have to be addressed with speed, and at scale. Conceptualising the platform and creating the organisation had to be followed with letting the world know about the organisation.
With the blessings of His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama, and with the support of a galaxy of stars, subject matter experts and corporate leaders, India Animal Fund was launched on NDTV by Dr. Pranoy Roy, on the 30th of October 2022.
The recent UN resolution recognises animal welfare’s role in sustainability via the following:
- The health and welfare of animals, sustainable development and the health of the environment are connected to human health and well-being.
- Animal welfare can contribute to addressing environmental challenges, promoting the “One Health” approach and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.
- There is a strong body of science supporting animal welfare.
Challenges & Opportunities
It is time to stop the clock on animal cruelty and abuse. With YOUR support, we can make this change. Read through the causes we have chosen as areas to focus on, how we strategise, and build projects to redefine animal well-being.
Our support from investors is backed by the work placed into journey that we have embarked on.
Here are a few words that they have shared about us.
His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama
(Like humans), animals have the same feeling of pain. Human beings are supposed to be superior to animals with the ability to judge between right and wrong; let us do the right thing: be kind to animals too.
I am pleased to be India Animal Fund’s supporter and urge everyone to contribute in their own way to make India a nation that treats all sentient beings with compassion.
Reducing animal suffering has been a twenty-year challenge for Mobius. India Animal Fund has delivered meaningful results in a fraction of that time. A great joy to partner with them.
The Ahimsa Fellowship is critical to building long-term capacity. The transparent, professional, and passionate approach has given us the confidence to continue our support.
I am happy that India Animal Fund is taking this initiative to bring the cause of animal wellbeing to the corporate world, and we are proud to support this on behalf of Dr Reddy’s as a CSR initiative.
We are happy to support the India Animal Fund team in promoting diet change in India. Their strategic approach addresses, both demand and supply sides, impactfully.
There are hundreds and thousands of dogs and cats who are bereft of the opportunity to be a part of a loving home. I hope that this initiative is able to inspire us all to adopt dogs and cats in the country.
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Each day we are partnering with NGOs to amplify their efforts. We cannot be more thrilled about it.