PAWS (People & Animal Welfare Society Inc) is a non-profit organisation promoting community welfare through Ahimsa (non-violence) and is largely staffed by volunteers.


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PAWS People & Animal Welfare Society was created in the year 2000 and incorporated in the year 2004.  PAWS is essentially a community group attracting mostly vegan/vegetarian members, supporters and volunteers who feel inspired by the goals and purposes of the society.  PAWS represents the culture of non-violence and PAWS members try to exemplify this principle in their day-to-day lives.  Anyone who comes in contact with PAWS has the opportunity to become more aware of the value animal welfare holds for human society and how a meat-free diet is the best choice to alleviate animal suffering,  help to protect the environment,  and bring goodness to people. Read More



Animal news

Australian Capital Territory to ban factory farming

March 25th, 2014

The Australian Capital Territory will legislate today to ban factory farming practices. The new rules will prohibit the use of battery cages, sow stalls and debeaking, where the chicken’s beak is trimmed to stop cannibalism. Jed Goodfellow is doing a PHD on animal welfare regulations at the Macquarie University and he’s also a policy officer [...]

Sea Shepherd loses WA court bid to suspend shark drum lines

March 5th, 2014

Legal fight over shark kill policy

February 26th, 2014

WA livestock exporter lost track of sheep treated cruelly in Jordan

February 25th, 2014

Deaths spark export review

February 25th, 2014

PAWS events

Fairbridge Festival 2014

March 5th, 2014

  Join PAWS this year at Fairbridge for a meal from our NEW catering van with a bigger and better menu. Fairbridge Festival is Western Australia’s most popular family camping festival. This friendly celebration of folk, roots, blues, acoustic, Celtic, a capella and world music takes place annually in April, in the traffic-free, self-contained bushland [...]


February 5th, 2014


January 5th, 2014

Southbound 2014

December 12th, 2013

City of Wanneroo Presents: Lisa Mitchell and Josh Pyke

October 7th, 2013




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People & Animal Welfare Society Inc
120 Beaufort Street Perth WA 6000
Phone: +61 8 9228 2435
Fax: +61 8 9228 2835
Email: paws.admin [at]
Postal: PO Box 8449, Perth BC 6849

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