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Take action: Protect the whaling ban, protect whales!
More than 25 years after the global ban on commercial whaling was passed, these intelligent mammals are in danger once more.

Urge President Obama to protect whales, not whaling
This March, members of an International Whaling Commission (IWC) working group met to discuss the future of the commission, including a deal that would reinstate commercial whaling and spell disaster for whales. WSPA is adamantly opposed to this deal and fighting to save the ban on commercial whaling.

Suffering in Slums: The global stray dog problem
In many countries the majority of stray dogs have been abandoned by their owners or are owned but allowed to roam freely.

No to damaging whaling deals
WSPA will be fighting next week to save the ban on commercial whaling and to prevent the cruel slaughter of ten humpback whales at a make or break meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) in Florida.

Achievements of 2005
WSPA works in cooperation with more than 600 member societies across the globe to produce positive results for animals. WSPA funding helped send 80 Canadian vets and vet techs to Louisiana to help with the triage and care of animals following Hurricane Katrina.

Educational event showcases mobile clinics’ work in Sri Lanka
The two mobile clinics demonstrated how they are able to deliver affordable medical care to animals in tsunami affected areas both on the east and west coasts.

The whales granted a reprieve at the International Whaling Commission
WSPA is happy that the whales have been given a reprieve and urge the IWC member states to use the “cooling off period to consider the inherent cruelty of whaling.

2007 Achievements: The first six months
In the first six months of 2007, WPSA has had a number of hugely significant successes for animal welfare. WSPA and member society Environment and Animal Protection Society of Taiwan (EAST) have achieved a major step forward in animal protection in Taiwan - thanks to a hard-hitting video campaign and supporter action.

Pro-whalers may seize International Whaling Commission
While this does not mean that Japan could overturn the ban on commercial whaling (which would require a ¾ vote), it does have serious implications for the work carried out at the meeting - - and for whales.

WSPA and Dubai to promote animal welfare
Dubai Municipality and the World Society for Protection of Animals (WSPA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to share expertise and technical know-how with the objective of promoting animal welfare and humane treatment of animals.

Sir Paul McCartney says the cruel slaughter of whales must end
In a statement this week, Sir Paul said: “It’s time to end the cruel slaughter of whales and leave these magnificent creatures alone.

Thames whale was dehydrated
"The death of a bottlenose whale in the Thames from dehydration, muscle damage and reduction in kidney function confirms our thoughts that the whale drove itself into the shallows of the river because it was feeling unwell and had become disorientated.

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