OIPA, International Organization for Animal Protection, is an International Confederation of associations for the animal protection and for the defence of animal rights all over the world.
OIPA was founded in 1981 by Milly Shär Manzoli and belongs to the Union for the Abolition of Vivisection.
OIPA is a Non Governmental Organization affiliated to the UN Department of Public Information since 1992.
The Organization’s purpose consists in the defence of animal rights and in the defence of the animals from every kind of mistreatment. It also follows the purpose of improving the public health through the abolishment of any kind of animal experiment throughout the world. The Organization also works for environmental defence, where precarian ecological conditions may damage the human health and animal and vegetal life in their wholeness. The Organization wants to bring its contribute for a better, a healthier and a more human world, for a medical science that is not based on violence, for a more efficient sanitarian structure, for an ecologically clean environment.
The activities of OIPA are based exclusively on non-violence and non-infringement of individual personal liberty.
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The primary aim of OIPA is the abolishment of vivisection in every country throughout the world.
For the scientific area, OIPA can count on the collaboration of specialists working in the medical and research area, LIMAV- International Doctors.
International Doctors is an international legacy of doctors from different countries who fight against vivisection on a scientific level.
The objects of International Doctors are to support better methods of scientific and medical research for curing disease and testing products without animals.
International Doctors are active in:
- Organising international scientific congresses against vivisection
- Publishing strict scientific documents in order to prove the uselessness of vivisection
- Promoting conferences and debates by agencies, schools and universities world-wide
- Funding researches that don't use animals
- Stimulating the development of truly scientific techniques, therefore without the involvement of animals