Animal welfare is still very much a controversial issue. Many exotic animals do not lead animal-worthy lives and human conduct (like illegal trade, private ownership, exploitation in the entertainment industry or scientific research) is often the cause of their suffering. At AAP we try to provide long-term solutions for improving the welfare of these exotic, non-domesticated animals.
AAP wants to make a difference and achieve visible results where the long-term improvement of animal welfare is concerned. We achieve our goals by providing practical shelter for animals in combination with preventive measures. We influence policy making, provide information and cooperate with other, (inter)national partners.
Actions speak louder than words. This is something that AAP is well aware of and therefore, we are very action-oriented. We translate our clear vision on animal welfare into concrete actions; after all, that is how we can make the largest difference. ‘Getting the job done’ is second nature to us; this also works as a strong motivator for our donors and fellow organizations and even for regulators and law enforcers, all of which ultimately come into action.
We thrive to be as transparent and efficient as we possibly can. That is the reason why our annual report gives a detailed overview of how AAP’s revenues are spent. Our money isn’t spent on large bonuses for the managing board or flashy new cappuccino cups for the canteen. The money goes straight to our animals. As it should.