For any organization, ISAR included, to engage in overpopulation and spay/neuter public education in other countries requires enormous human and financial resources. As a practical matter, with so much to be done in the United States alone little overpopulation-spay/neuter public education can currently be done abroad. But there is something that can be done to send the spay/neuter message to countless people around the world, and at no cost to American animal rights organizations or the other countries themselves.
Issuance of a spay/neuter stamp by the hundred-plus countries throughout the world.
Stamps issued by sovereign nations serve the purpose of raising the consciousness of the millions who send and receive them. Foreign commemorative stamps carrying the “Spay/Neuter” message can provide a way to educate the public about dog and cat overpopulation.
In 2016, ISAR has contacted several nations’ postal administration departments throughout the world.
We have recently learned from Yael Koskas, of the Israel Philatelic Service, that our spay/neuter stamp suggestion will be considered during their November 2016 meeting. At that time, the Israel Philatelic Service Committee will vote on upcoming stamp issues for the year 2018.
The impact of such a stamp on dog and cat population could be substantial.
We will keep you posted!