WE ARE THINKING ANIMALS
We believe animals are sentient beings
and share the same natural right as
humans to inhabit this planet.
OUR VISION
To ensure that other species and their habitats
are integral to every decision
we make about the planet.
MISSION
To promote an understanding of the vital role
that animals play in our lives
and in the viability of the planet.
PLEDGE
We pledge to coexist
with all other species,
treat them with respect,
and protect them from
human-generated threats
to their survival and well-being.
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Thinking Animals United is an educational, communications, and coalition-building

organization whose purpose is to galvanize worldwide support

for the care, protection, and conservation of animals.

RETHINKING ANIMALS SUMMIT 2019

The Rethinking Animals Summit brought together a diverse group of experts from around the world to discuss global biodiversity loss through the lens of the human and environmental impact of our treatment of other species. The Summit looked at the consequences to human health, global security, world financial systems, environmental sustainability, and individual well-being. In addition, the Summit  spotlighted people and organizations trying to mitigate this impact.

The nature of our relationship with other species has enormous and quantifiable impacts on our health, on the environment, global security, our economies, and the viability of the world that our children will inherit. Furthermore, the nature of our relationships to other species and their environments have qualitative moral, ethical and psychological implications for us as a civil society and as individuals. We cannot afford to ignore the need to change our perceptions of the importance of other species in our lives, nor the need to reconsider the nature of our dominion over theirs.

The care, protection, and conservation of animals world-wide touches all 17 of the  Sustainable Development Goals, and if the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is to be successful, it is imperative that other species be considered in its implementation.

Photographs from Summit 2019

Our mission is to promote an understanding of the vital role that animals play in our lives and in the viability of the planet.

EXPLORING ANIMAL MINDS
Lecture Series

See videos and learn about the amazing world of animal thinking, emotions, and behavior from world-renowned scientists.

Interviews with, and Blogs by Conservationists, Scientists, Animal Advocates, and Innovators.

1. What industry ranks as the second largest industrial polluter on the planet?

A. Factory farming
B. Automobiles
C. Apparel
D. Energy production

 

Philip Lymbery, CEO of Compassion in World Farming, an award winning author, ornithologist, photographer, naturalist, and animal advocate talks in our Wild Voices interview about the global effects of industrial farming.

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Watch this powerful video of some of our speakers from the 2017 Summit share their thoughts on the impact we have on other animals.

Learn about the work of the Animal Issues Thematic Cluster (AITC) at the United Nations, founded by Thinking Animals United in 2017, to ensure animals are included in the 2030 UN Sustainable Development Agenda.

We need to ensure that other species and their habitats are integral to every decision we make about the planet.

Northern Muriqui
Brachyteles hypoxanthus

DO YOU KNOW THE MOST ENDANGERED AND TRAFFICKED MAMMALS IN THE WORLD?

In compiling this list, we looked at the IUCN’s Red List most critically endangered species in the world (the top 4 of 9 criteria) and cross-referenced these species with the CITES Appendix I (of III) of the most trafficked mammals in the world. These distressing lists cover all species in all countries in the world. Amphibians and birds will soon be added.

These tiny Glass frogs have just been found in Central and South America. Their skin is so translucent that their internal organs can be seen through their bellies!

These amphibians weigh just 0.7-0.8g and measure 19-24mm.

Full article on BBC News: https://bbc.in/39Lxies

OUR PARTNERS

Wildlife Whistleblowers

Thinking Animals United partners with organizations that share the same desire to educate the public about the many roles that animals play in our lives, and help them find ways to become engaged in the global effort to save other species and their habitats.

REPORT WILDLIFE ABUSE

Do you know which animals are endangered in your US State?  Or who to call if you see any illegal activities related to them?

We have put together, BY STATE, a list of  places you can call if you see illegal activity involving wildlife in your state. We have also included a sample of some of the pages of the State of Virginia’s site so you can see some of the information that you can expect to see in your state, although each state is different in their presentation and information offered.

We believe animals are sentient beings who share the same natural right as humans to inhabit this planet.

They deserve respect and to be protected from all human generated threats to their survival and well-being.

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