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
PAWS – People & Animal Welfare Society Inc is happy to announce that we have joined forces with Food for Life Global.
Food for Life is the world’s largest vegan food relief program with thousands of volunteers in over 50 countries providing hundreds of millions of free meals since 1974. Food for LIfe affiliates have served over one billions meal.
FOOD FOR LIFE also provides food relief in times of natural and human-made disasters:
In the war zone of Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzagovina, FOOD FOR LIFE volunteers visited orphanages, homes for the elderly, hospitals, institutes for handicapped children, and basement shelters on a daily basis throughout the three-year conflict; an estimated 20 tons of food have been distributed since 1992.
When an earthquake devastated Latur, India, in 1993, FOOD FOR LIFE volunteers drove 300 kilometers to be on the scene within hours, supplying 52,000 meals, clothing, and medical supplies to distressed villagers.
FOOD FOR LIFE’s most valiant efforts in war-torn Grozny, Chechnya were noted in a New York Times article (December 12, 1995) that stated: “Here, [FOOD FOR LIFE volunteers] have a reputation like the one Mother Teresa has in Calcutta: it’s not hard finding people to swear they are saints.”
FOOD FOR LIFE was the first food relief agency to respond to the tsunami disaster of December 2004. Volunteers in Sri Lanka and India provided more than 350,000 freshly cooked meals during the months immediately following the tsunami, along with medical care, water, clothing, and shelter.
If Federal politicians cannot give their constituents a personal guarantee that animals will not continue to be abused in the live export trade then they must support new legislation to end live export – a decision that is both in the interests of producers and animals. In a joint press conference with Independent MP Andrew [...]
An annual family-friendly celebration of folk and world music in a traffic-free, self-contained bush land retreat with something for everyone. Over 90 acts will entertain you on this amazing and magical weekend escape from our everyday lives. So come along and enjoy a meal at the PAWS van Fairbridge Village, South West Highway, 5 km [...]