AAP’s policy work is…
Independent and accessible: AAP is an independent organisation, free of any political or religious persuasion. We can be critical and combative if it serves our purpose, but will always retain a sense of reality and respect for opinions different to ours. Our best results are achieved through constructive dialogue and this is our preferred way of getting things done.
Within the law: AAP exploits every legally permitted resource to promote the wellbeing of non-domesticated exotic animals. We never resort to coercive measures that willfully damage the interests of others, and we adamantly denounce any form of violence or blackmail.
Principled but not dogmatic: At our rescue centre, we are faced daily with very distressing examples of how animal wellbeing is violated. This is one of the reasons why AAP holds very principled viewpoints. However, we know our ideal is seldom reached and we do value a good compromise.
Patient: Legislative and social changes in the field of animal welfare rarely come about quickly. In most projects, it takes years to see results. Perseverance and creativity are essential in our work!