Ingrid Newkirk - President
Rescue from a meat farm
We have supported the work of PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) for a number of years now, but this particular project struck our heart strings. In simplistic terms it incentivises the owners of working animals on the streets of Delhi to relinquish their horses and bullocks in return for the provision of mechanised rickshaws. This is a much more efficient method for transporting goods and the animals get to retire to Animal Rahat, a purpose-built sanctuary supported by PETA.
A win-win situation and better still, the Delhi government are right behind the initiative ensuring that the suffering of working animals will continue to diminish.
Hopefully one day the unnecessary suffering of these animals will become a thing of the distant past. I am pleased to say that our close friends of Good Heart Animal Sanctuaries were as excited as we were about this project and in 2021 decided to co-fund a grant to enable the kickstart of this awesome initiative. OAT and Goodheart awarded a further grant in 2022 to support the continued success of the project. Thank you Goodheart!
What PETA does
Restore protected areas that have been neglected through management, and anti poaching and wildlife crime initiatives
Support wildlife populations by supporting those that protect them and investing in infrastructure such as vet units
Work with communities to mitigate ever-increasing human-wildlife conflict
How Olsen Animal Trust helps
Funding of a Toyota Land Cruiser and necessary modifications to allow the vet to reach animals in distress
Funding for vet drugs and supplies
Project Images - hover over for details
Farm 17 Spider and Mantis
Flight to freedom
Dogs on board
Waiting for a home
Rescues arrived in the UK
Meeting their foster dogs
Volunteers in Romania
Volunteers at the Isaccea border in Romania
Stockpile of elephant, rhino and hippo ivory that has been confiscated from poachers in and around the national park.
OATOKE's visit to UCF
Dave, our OATOKE during his visit to Uganda and the Uganda Conservation Project. Featured fro left to right with Mike Keigwan, CEO UCF, Park Warden Juma Muhamad, Julius Obwana, Head warden in charge of law enforcement who was awarded African Ranger of the Year 2018 by Tusk Trust and Dave Higgs - OATOKE.
For further information on the work of PETA please visit www.peta.org