• Campaign Against Canned Hunting

    For the Love of Wildlife worked with the Australian Govt to be the FIRST country
    to ban the importation of lion trophies and body parts.

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  • Man is the cruelest animal.

    Friedrich Nietzsche

    Our mission
  • "When all the beasts are gone, man will die from a great loneliness of spirit"

    Chief Dakota

For the Love of Wildlife is about restoring the essential connection between all living things to bring our planet into balance.

Our Mission

To stay immobilised and silent whilst our natural world is under seige is a crime against nature. It seems that humans have lost their connection to the environment and the planet. If we’re to change the demise we have to be courageous to face ourselves, get real about what is happening and act from a place of deep compassion. It is no longer acceptable to “turn a blind eye”…we are all in this together and it’s our job to make a change, however small.

Our Aim

It is the aim of this foundation to raise Australia’s presence to not only step up, but lead the world when it comes to our relationship with animals and wildlife.
Through leading the human animal relationship we can inspire the planet to live harmoniously, respectfully and in unity with all living beings.

As we stand at the 11th hour, time is running out and radical, creative, love in action is required.

Get involved, be passionate,
you’ll be surprised at what you can do!

The gift of giving

The undeniable truth behind any organisation, whether that’s a company or not for profit is that money is needed to operate. We are incredibly grateful for all contributions as we do rely heavily on your generosity and support.

Every donation is valuable and necessary to do our work. We work with government with the intention of creating change in legislation and law. It’s our belief that this is where the critical work lies and of course it’s not glamorous, we’re engaged in office work and meetings but hope to reduce the need for rescue centres and sanctuaries. That said, we need your help (and so do they) even if we don’t engage directly with animals.

Every little bit helps!
Donations are secure and we do not keep or pass on your details.


Bank Account: Westpac
BSB: 033337
Account: 358113



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What can I do?

Don’t think for a minute that you can’t do something.

One small act can change everything. For the Love of Wildlife was launched due to the success of a letter to a member of Parliament. During an election campaign, our Founder Donalea Patman started writing back to the enormous amounts of mail she was receiving, all asking what issues were important.

That letter resulted in Australia being the first country to ban the importation of lion trophies and body parts as a direct response to the cruel and barbaric industry of captive breeding and canned hunting of Africa’s lions (and other predators).

Donalea worked with Jason Wood on this issue for 18 months and in March 2015 Environment Minister, Greg Hunt announced the ban. France and the Netherlands have since followed our lead with the US restricting import laws on lion trophies.

Not only is this ban a global first it also had tripartisan support from Labor, Greens and the Liberal Party.

The campaign is far from over with other species needing our protection…Rhino’s, Lions, Elephants and so many more.

This is what you can do TODAY.

Write or call your local member and ask them where animals are on their agenda. Jason Wood has taken a global issue and taken a stand, we need other politicians to do the same. Together we can make a difference and it’s individuals united that collectively have a loud voice. Always make sure correspondence is polite and insist on a meeting – face to face is far more powerful.

Supporters of our Vision

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We’ve been very fortunate to have some incredible people support our work and are very honoured and proud to be the recipient of IFAW Policy and Advocacy Animal Heroes Award.

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Due to shortage of manpower we don’t have the capacity to produce a newsletter as yet.
Until we do, watch our newsfeed on Facebook to keep up-to-date on wildlife news.

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