Animals in disasters: an updated assessment of Australia's animal related planning for, and response to, disasters: report prepared for World Animal Protection, Australia

Joshua Trigg, Mel Taylor, Lisa Fountain

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Abstract

Helping animals in emergencies has been a core part of World Animal Protection’s mission for more than 50 years. The 2019/20 Australian bushfires tore through 19 million hectares killing billions of wild animals, along with 20,000 farm animals and many pets. With the carnage unfolding, we knew we needed to respond and help make sure that communities, governments, and animal carers were better prepared if such a disaster struck again.

As part of our long-term response to the bushfires, World Animal Protection
commissioned Macquarie University to review the 2014 National Planning Principles for Animals in Disasters. World Animal Protection led the National Advisory Committee for Animals in Emergencies which developed the Principles. The committee was made up of industry members, humanitarian and animal welfare organisations, government, and the veterinary community. The Principles were endorsed by heads of government responsible for emergency management and animal welfare authorities at the national, state and territory level.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationSydney, NSW
PublisherMACQUARIE UNIVERSITY
Commissioning bodyWorld Animal Protection
Number of pages134
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • World Animal Protection
  • 2019/20 Australian bushfires
  • National Planning Principles for Animals in Disasters
  • NPPAD
  • National Advisory Committee for Animals in Emergencies

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