The Campus Animal Protection Network, CAPN

In 2000, the Life Conservationist Association (LCA) conducted a field study on the issue of stray dogs on university campuses. Since then, the LCA has continued to plan activities for related campus clubs, focusing on everything from studying and services to communication. These activities deepen college students’knowledge and understanding of the meaning and current state of animal protection.

    Since 2003, LCA has been hosting the “University Animal Protection Club Seminar.” The objectives of the seminar are to improve communication among related clubs, to discuss management issues, and to establish supportive and cooperative relationships. The LCA also provides expert information to help every club develop adequate animal protection policies. The seminar’s motto is “Caring about stray dogs on campuses,” and through the seminars, the LCA hopes to further enlighten animal protection clubs.

    Currently, the communication channels among each university animal protection club are rather loosely established. In order to effectively integrate and utilize resources and to inform every club about animal protection issues in a timely fashion, LCA is building the “Campus Animal Protection Network” (CAPN). In response to the requests and wishes of the students who have attended the seminars over the years, CAPN helps university clubs to communicate with each other and college volunteers to work together. In addition to building cooperation and sharing information, CAPN also increases awareness of not only stray animals on campuses but also of animal protection issues in society in order to build a harmonious society for humans and animals.

    With a clear goal of“respecting life partners on earth and building a harmonious society for human and animals,” and based on the spirit of sharing and mutually-beneficial relationships, the Campus Animal Protection Network (CAPN) has a clear main purpose: to promote communication among all university clubs.


There are three objectives in the execution of CAPN:

  1. Consultation
    1. To help solve students’ problems, CAPN consultants provide expert opinions, and fellow students share their experiences in club management and dealing with animal affairs.

  2. Information
    1. CAPN is instrumental in distributing knowledge and information about animal protection issues. In addition, through announcements of relevant club activities, students in every school can keep up to date on the activities of clubs in other schools and current animal protection issues. The ultimate goal is to transform college students into a new force in animal protection.

  3. Resources
    1. The FTP server set up by CAPN provides a medium for every club to upload and download information and share resources. The resources include information on every club’s curriculum, their activity plans, photos of their activities, proposals for applying for funding from the public sector, and more. This open sharing of resources allows new, junior, and senior clubs to form a mutually supportive system.


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