National Council for Animal Protection Working Together to Promote

the Well-Being of All Animals


The National Council for Animal Protection has its roots in the Summit for the Animals, founded in 1985 by Belton Mouras of what was then called the United Animal Nations. Every year the Summit brought together the leaders of key animal protection groups from across in the United States. An early initiative stemming from the Summit was the March for Animals in Washington, DC on June 10, 1990, which was attended by tens of thousands of people. The Summit meetings were sometimes contentious, but ultimately they created among their participants a better understanding of various positions and increased appreciation of different strategies and the belief in a common purpose.