The union of 22 23 organizations from the Latin American region that have joined as Founding Members, constitute Red LAPA or Latin American Network for Animal Protection, the first regional network created by and for the different Latino organizations that ensure the welfare and protection of animal.
Among the founding members there are entities that work on issues as important and diverse as the humane control of cat and dog populations, shelters, political lobbying and public policies for animals, mistreatment and theft of equines, campaigns to get chickens out of cages. , animal rights, veganism and aid to animals victims of disasters.
According to Maricinia Álvares, representative of Asoguau foundation based in Valencia, Venezuela, “Red LAPA presents an enormous opportunity to, from our region and perspective, generate learning and education on issues that concern us.”
The objectives of Red LAPA are focused on uniting the region in terms of animal protection and welfare and serving as a link between the region and international organizations that have an interest in collaborating in Latin America.
Luis Sarmiento, Director of Proyecto ALA Animales Latino América and manager of Red LAPA, considers that, “we needed a network that would unite regional organizations with local knowledge and that had as priorities the exchange of experiences, learning training, facilitating the distribution of information and joint work on certain issues that occur from Mexico to Argentina and affect our animals. “
The network will also count with members from the international community as observers and of course apart from our founding members, we will are welcoming the rest of the Latin animal protection community.
Proyecto ALA es una organización de beneficencia dedicada a cambiar al mundo mediante numerosas iniciativas diseñadas para ayudar a los animales necesitados.
Creemos que juntos podemos marcar una diferencia en el mundo para las futuras generaciones. Nuestra iniciativa ayuda a los animales en condición de vulnerabilidad y negligencia o que son víctimas de crueldad y maltrato.
Esto se logra mediante trabajo directo en las comunidades más vulnerables, con alianzas estratégicas que permiten promover el bienestar animal como componente integral del cambio de actitudes y acciones en las personas y su inclusión en las políticas públicas o empresariales, y fortaleciendo a las organizaciones protectoras de animales de base.
Todo esto redundará en beneficios para el ambiente, las personas y los animales mismos.
Red LAPA has as a base 22 organizations, from Mexico to Argentina as well as from the Caribbean; each one of them play an important role in the welfare of animals in their city or country.
So, after discussions with these organizations, each and every one of them agreed on the need and importance of having a regional network of animal welfare and protection organizations and of course being founding members of LAPA. All of these organizations are legally established in their countries and work on various fields of animal protection such as dog and cat shelters, animal rescue, humane education, animal law, animals in disasters, equine rescue, cage banning, veganism, reductionism, amongst others.
According to Maricina Álvarez, representative of Valencia, Venezuela based organization Asoguau, "Red LAPA represents a huge opportunity to, from our region and perspective, generate learning and education on issues that concern us."
"Bringing together our voices for a unique purpose will achieve positive changes for our animals. I'm proud of being a member of Red LAPA".
President of the Puerto Rico Animal Protection Federation
Luis Sarmiento, Director of Proyecto ALA Animales Latino América, and leader of Red LAPA, considers that "we needed a network that brought together the organizations from the region with their local knowledge and that has as priorities the interchange of experiences, training, information distribution and joint work of issues that affect our animals and are common to several of the region's countries".
Director of Proyecto ALA Animales Latino América, and leader of Red LAPA