Performing Animal Welfare Society
Goals & Objectives
PAWS is internationally recognized as a leader in animal welfare - among our greatest concerns is the treatment of animals in traveling shows animal acts, television and movies, captive breeding, the exotic animal trade, and inadequate standards of care for all captive wildlife. PAWS also protects wild species and their habitat with international programs established in India, Mexico, Africa, and Cambodia to diminish human/elephant conflict and to establish protected areas for wildlife.
PAWS is dedicated to the protection of performing animals, to providing sanctuary to abused, abandoned, and retired captive wildlife, to enforcing the best standards of care for all captive wildlife, to the preservation of wild species and their habitat and to promoting public education about captive wildlife issues.