People for Animals works to create a kinder, gentler world for all. Formed in 1994, it has transformed animal welfare into an assertive, effective movement across the country. Our members include lawyers, film stars, business leaders, bureaucrats, teachers and students. Our units span the country. Our work ranges from running shelters and ambulances to petitioning and lobbying, training animal owners and police, producing information material and programmes and fund-raising. We have won victories for animals in Court, in Parliament and on the streets – in research laboratories, racecourses, temples, circuses and zoos.
PFA has come to be regarded as one of the strongest animal groups in the world. Recently, when the world’s first International Animal Welfare Directory was complied, its UK publishers invited PFA to write the foreword. At home, in 2001 the first Padma Shri Award has gone to a PFA member, Dr. Norma Alvares.
Humans cannot exist without animals. Yet we create a world in which they are abused and misused. Let us recognize the partnership between us and further it for the good of all animals – both on two legs and four.