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What’s happening in Chile?

A $0.04 hike in subway fees was the “straw that broke the camel’s back” and sparked mass protests across Chile. While the hike may seem small, it represents layers of injustice that have been building in the country over time.  Chileans have now been protesting for over a month – demanding equality of access to education, healthcare and other basic necessities.

“Persistent inequalities result in a highly segregated society, in which separate residential areas, separate schools, and separate employment markets operate to entrench privilege and stifle mobility.”
– Philip Alston
United Nations Special Rapporteur
Credit: REUTERS/Rodrigo Garrido

What does all this have to do with the GAAP? We see the effects of inequality everywhere… from lack of access to veterinary attention for the pets that they love just as much as a person that has the resources needed to pay for care, to lack of opportunities for children from marginalized families, to quality education that includes knowledge and awareness about nature and animals.

The reality is that Chile ranks as the most unequal country within the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). The disparity in the quality of education and healthcare between private and public sectors is extreme. The pension system in Chile (similar to social security in the US) provides such little support to retired workers that many cannot afford basic necessities, while the companies managing the pension funds are making enormous profits. “Chile has woken up” is the cry of many protestors – and now is the time to work toward real change for all Chileans.

So, what can you do about it?

Your support can allow the GAAP to continue doing our part to provide lives of dignity for the people and animals of Chile:

  • For years, we have been working to provide access to quality veterinary care for all by providing access to rural areas and offering a sliding scale payment option in our clinic so that everyone can afford to care for the animals they love.
  • We have also invested in a project for people who are homeless and living in seriously vulnerable situations to make it possible for them to provide basic care for their pets.
  • Allow access for children from marginalized families to access quality education about animals and nature – these are the kids that always miss out!
  • Provide a nutritious lunch for kids in our programs. These kids often miss breakfast and lunch and have trouble paying attention. We give them fresh, nutritious food and the difference is remarkable!!

Over the next few weeks, we will be posting stories about real people who have been helped through our programs. Read about the impact you can have by supporting the GAAP.

A little kindness goes a long way...

Today was our day to head out and visit some of our homeless clients and pets. Nicole was our first stop. Her house burned down just last month, and her cats died in the fire. Why is it that someone who really has almost nothing to begin with, could have such terrible luck as to lose the little that they have, including their pets. Read more about the visit…

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