155,000 plus people around the world have backed WSPA’s Pawprint campaign calling for better conditions for farm animals.
On the Road, City of God and I am Legend actress Alice Braga joined WSPA (World Society for Protection of Animals), the leading global animal welfare charity, to promote animal welfare at the Summit.
Animal lover Alice, who has five dogs, was in Rio to help promote WSPA’s Pawprint Campaign to raise awareness of the impact of intensive animal farming methods on the welfare of the world’s 60 billion farm animals, people and the environment.
With the number of animals farmed for food set to double by 2050, the majority of which are subject to intensive farming methods, billions more animals will continue to suffer, unless humane farming methods are adopted on a wide scale basis.
Alice Braga says "We want to show the world that farm animal welfare is an issue of paramount importance for the preservation of our planet. Kinder animal farming practices can reduce pollution of our rivers and soil and help preserve our precious natural resources.
Especially at a time of severe food crisis and global poverty, Rio+20 provided a unique opportunity to look at the impact intensive farming has on our environment, on people and on society. I support the WSPA Pawprint campaign calling for Rio+20 and governments to put humane farm welfare on the agenda".