Commonly Asked Questions About WOAW
Last updated: May 20, 2014
What is the RSPCA?
The RSPCA is an independent, non-government community based charity providing animal care and protection services. We have a proud history of over 100 years in Australia and strongly believe that education is the key to making positive changes for the future of both humans and their companion friends. For further information go to the RSPCA National website.
What is WOAW?
The RSPCA World of Animal Welfare (WOAW) is an exciting and educational website for people of all ages focusing on humane educational practices and learning resources. Humane Education is about fostering kindness, respect and empathy for animals, people and the environment.
When you get to the log in page at www.woaw.org.au you choose your age group to enter the WOAW site. By choosing 9 to 13 for your age group you enter a world of animal welfare that is made just for students your age!
What is Humane Education?
Humane (adj): Having what are considered the best qualities of human beings.
Humane Education is about fostering kindness, respect and empathy for animals, people and the environment. On one level, our programs are about learning how to care for animals. At a more complex level, our programs are about learning why we should care for animals.
Why do we need humane education?
- RSPCA shelters across Australia care for thousands of lost, abandoned, injured and mistreated animals each year.
- Sadly, animal abuse crimes are increasing in frequency and severity. We are now aware that violence against animals is a strong indicator of unhealthy social behaviour which often leads to acts of violence against fellow humans.
- Research has shown that humane education is the key to fostering long term change in people’s attitudes and behaviours toward animals.
How do I send something like a file or a message to WOAW?
How do I submit files or a message to WOAW?
The easiest way to send us stuff is to send us an email and attach the item to the email or write it in the email.
What are the copyright requirements for content submissions?
Any content submitted must be copyright free or the person submitting the content owns the copyright and by submitting the content agrees that they are handing over copyright on the item.
Contact WOAW administration
How do I contact WOAW admin?
A contact button is available from the footer of every page taking you to the Contact WOAW page.
How do I submit content to WOAW?
The easiest way to send us content is to send us an email and attach the item to the email or write it in the email.
Support & Sponsorships of WOAW
Who is currently supporting the WOAW website?
Our current supporters and sponsors are listed on the sponsors page.
I’m lost! How can I find the page I’m looking for?
You can search the entire WOAW site from the left hand sidebar just under the main menu. If you’re really stuck you can send us an email and we can help you find it.