For us, the animals we rescue are our life partners, our patients, our responsibility. They are the sole motive for us to fight, and we believe that whatever we do for them will be scarce compared to what they deserve. And this is the reason why we struggle every day with all our strength for them. Because animals have no voice, and we must speak for them and protect them.
Every day we strive to improve, to learn, to be more and more effective for them, to rescue, care for and speak for them.
Wings of Heart was founded in 2011 and we currently provide shelter to more than 300 animals. Each of them has a terrible story in their past, and with the help of those who support us, we can bring back happiness and tell that story to the world.
We devote all our efforts to rescue, shelter, the healing physical wounds and rehabilitation of emotional «wounds» to as many animal victims as possible.
The situation of animals in our society is dire. Considered “property”, they are cruelly exploited, tortured and killed. There short lives are often full of pain, misery and fear.
Animals coming from farms and slaughterhouses have no safe place in our society. The plan for these animals was that they would be born, live a short time and then be slaughtered to be turned into meat or when their reproductive systems were no longer producing enough young to warrant keeping them alive. Those who formulate the laws have not stopped to think that these animals feel in the same way as a dog, a cat or as us humans. In our culture and society the laws do not try to protect these animals because they are destined to turn them into things, to die in a slaughterhouse, with their body becoming canned food or shrink-wrapped meat. This is one of the reasons why it is so difficult to save animals victims of animal exploitation and for which places and projects like Wings of Heart are so necessary.
– Animals on farms and slaughterhouses. The Invisible Victims:
There has never been a time in our history as humanity in which there has been a greater number of animal victims. Today, in the Spanish state alone, more than 800 million animals are bred, kept for their short lives in overcrowded conditions, then killed in slaughterhouses. Many die beforehand, during transport or due to poor health or living conditions.
Barely able to move indoors, these animals endure acts of cruelty and abuse that would even be illegal if they were cats or dogs. Imagine a life without sun, without freedom, without being able to socialize, without hope, seeing how they take your children and companions, forced to gain weight or pushed towards the truck on the way to the slaughterhouse. Farms and slaughterhouses are the death camps on the outskirts of your town or city.
– Animals victims of other forms of mistreatment and exploitation:
Although most of the animals in the world suffer and die as a result of meat, eggs and dairy consumption, others are injured, abandoned, threatened by hunting, used as shooting targets or forced labour, used in entertainment, commercialised as pets or experimented upon in labs.