Mission & Approach

FIAPO is India's apex animal rights organisation. As the collective voice of the animal rights movement in India, FIAPO is the catalyst that protects the rights and interests of animals at local and national levels. Created for the movement, by the movement, FIAPO is India’s only federation with more than 80 members and over 200 supporter organisations nationally.
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Who founded it?
For the movement, by the movement: FIAPO was created by visionaries in the animal movement who saw the strength in unifying to realize their dreams of making India a better place for animals.

Why was it created?
FIAPO was created so that Indian animal organizations can speak in a strong voice on behalf of the animals.

Who founded it?
For the movement, by the movement: FIAPO was created by visionaries in the animal movement who saw the strength in unifying to realize their dreams of making India a better place for animals.

What does it stand for?
FIAPO stands for respect for animals. Most of all, it stands for the people of India to be a part of the movement to respect the rights and interests of animals.

What does FIAPO want to achieve?
A connected, high-impact, well-connected movement at local and national levels to address ongoing animal issues.

How does FIAPO work with its stakeholders? What is the work model?
FIAPO engages with all stakeholders collaboratively or confrontationally through research, lobbying and education to advocate for the rights and interests of animals on behalf of the movement in India. It works with, and builds the movement through networking, training, direct action and mobilisation.

What has it accomplished so far?
FIAPO has mobilized and helped organize several local movements and developed a national collective of activists that it represents. On behalf of the movement, FIAPO has helped achieve a ban on cetaceans in captivity as well as block the establishment of India 's first mega dairy. It has catalyzed the resolution of conflict in more than 50 discrete instances, maximizing impact by working with local organizations and activists closest to the problems whenever possible. FIAPO has hosted four national animal rights conferences-the first of their kind in India.

Who is eligible for membership?
FIAPO's members are organizations, not individuals. Any organization that works primarily for animal rights in India can be a member. Some member organizations are animal rescue centers, some have a humane education emphasis; some are experienced and some are newly-established, but each share in common the desire to reduce and end animal suffering at all levels—from street dogs to dairy cows; from wildlife protection to saving marine animals; from zoos and circuses to animals used in laboratory experiments.