Mission Statements

Mission Statement - Animal Welfare

The mission of NAIA is to promote the welfare of animals, to strengthen the human-animal bond, and safeguard the rights of responsible animal owners, enthusiasts and professionals through research, public information and sound public policy.  Read our values statement here.

To accomplish our mission, we ...

  • Recognize that human - animal interactions take many forms;
  • Recognize that man is an integral part of any solution to an animal or environmental issue;
  • Serve as a resource for groups and individuals dedicated to responsible animal care;
  • Provide information to reporters and writers for articles, news broadcasts and books;
  • Devise and support reasonable solutions to animal welfare and environmental issues;
  • Host conferences to highlight topical issues, expose animal rights and environmental extremism and share animal welfare efforts and successes;
  • Support the victims of animal and environmental extremism;
  • Have a speakers bureau and provide experts to media, classrooms and public policy makers;
  • Counter the rhetoric of the animal rights movement;
  • Publish the NAIA Newsletter, an online publication that you can receive by signing up here;
  • Conduct campaigns and offer resolutions to help animals and animal owners;
  • Offer a library of information about various animal-related subjects;
  • Support the wise and thoughtful use of natural resources;

In addition, NAIA supports animal welfare and the rights of animal owners by

  • Helping animal control and oversight agencies write reasonable laws that target irresponsible and inhumane owners while safeguarding responsible animal ownership and use and appropriate animal husbandry practices;
  • Helping responsible animal owners defeat existing laws that unjustly restrict owners or ban breeds and species or unfairly limit the number of animals an owner can keep; and
  • Urging passage of strong laws that target vandalism, harassment, arson, bombing, and other types of domestic terrorism in the name of animal rights and environmentalism