Mexico could be next to join UDAW

The hawksbill turtle is just one of the many animal species that call Mexico home

The hawksbill turtle is just one of the many animal species that call Mexico home

In a meeting with WSPA campaigners last month, Mexico’s Commission for the Environment signed an official agreement that it would push the Secretariat of Foreign Affairs for to officially support a UDAW.

“Many strides have been made in protecting human vulnerability, but there is much to do for those less able to defend themselves, such as animals,” said Francisco Ramírez Acuña, President of the Chamber of Deputies of Mexico.

Mexican officials said the Secretariat should reach a view on supporting this vital animal welfare initiative at the United Nations in September. If Mexico gives full support for a Declaration in this forum, they will join 40 other nations from across the world in recognising that animals matter.

“Gaining the support of the Chamber of Deputies’ Commission for the Environment is a big step,” said Marcela Vargas, WSPA Programmes Director.

UDAW is an agreement between governments and people to recognise that animals are sentient beings, capable of suffering. By signing it, governments agree to respect animals’ needs and put an end to cruelty.

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