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Farm animal victory in the USA
WSPA congratulates member societies the Humane Society of the United States and the Farm Sanctuary for their work, along with other US-based animal welfare groups, in improving the lives of thousands of farm animals.

WSPA endorses historic Ohio initiative for farm animals
The World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) has endorsed a citizen-backed ballot initiative being promoted by Ohioans for Humane Farms - a coalition of animal protection organizations, veterinarians, family farmers, food safety and environmental advocates - to help end some of the cruelest factory farming practices in the state of Ohio.

Swine flu: WSPA disputes need for pig cull
Egypt is still culling pigs despite there being no known link between the recent outbreak of swine flu and pigs.

WSPA Opposes the Approval of Genetically Engineered Salmon
Aqua Bounty Technologies has engineered Atlantic salmon to grow twice as fast as other salmon by incorporating DNA from ocean pout and chinook salmon into their genetic makeup.The production of AquAdvantage salmon raises serious concerns about animal welfare, environmental health and food safety.

Leona Lewis: “Keep Fighting Mega Dairies
Animal lover and former X Factor winner Leona joins a number of famous voices who have spoke out on behalf of WSPA’s “Not in my Cuppa campaign, which claimed success after leading the movement against the recently-withdrawn Nocton Dairies proposal in Lincolnshire.

Victory for Cows in the UK!
After a year of campaigning against Nocton Dairies’ plans for a factory dairy farm in Lincolnshire, England, WSPA is thrilled to announce that the plans have been withdrawn.

Factory farming encourages global poverty
A new report by the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) says that far from benefiting those suffering from poverty and hunger - as once promoted by Governments and Development Agencies - factory farming is actually part and parcel of the poverty problem.

Way to Go, Ohio!
Ted Strickland's office has agreed to implement a number of animal welfare reforms in the state, in exchange for holding off on submitting the 2010 ballot measure.

WSPA helps shoppers find humane foods
As part of our campaign to put an end to the cruel and unsustainable practices of factory farming, WSPA USA’s EatHumane.org is making it easier for shoppers to find animal-friendly products at the supermarket with a food label classification system and searchable database of humane foods at major US grocery stores.

Member society wades in after storms hit Sri Lanka
WSPA member society, Blue Paw Trust, recognized that a number of animals were also being affected by the severe weather conditions and sent a mobile veterinary unit into the Puttalam District, North of Colombo, to assist in animal rescue and rehabilitation.

Tiffani Thiessen teams with WSPA to educate consumers on choosing humane foods
Actress Tiffani Thiessen, star of the TV series “White Collar, has taped a 30-second public service announcement (PSA) for WSPA to educate the public about reading labels on meat, poultry, eggs and dairy products to see which ones signify that animals were raised humanely.

Egyptian pig cull: update and next steps
After the recent events WSPA is unable to actively advise the Egyptian authorities on practical animal welfare considerations for development of new pig farms until a firmer commitment to animal welfare has been made.

WSPA urges G8 leaders to start serving humane and sustainable farming
As outlined in our recent report – Industrial Animal Agriculture – Part of the poverty problem –industrial agriculture is not only responsible for the suffering of billions of animals around the world, is also a key part of the poverty problem.

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