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Kenyan animal welfare network prevents showcase of cruelty

Dec 19, 2008
A Kenyan form of bullfighting, in which two bulls are encouraged to fight, was prevented from taking place in Nairobi by a network of animal welfare groups.

WSPA 2008 Achievements

Dec 16, 2008
Read about WSPA's 2008 Achievements for Animals.

‘Tis the season to stop whaling!

Dec 10, 2008
WSPA and members of the Whalewatch network delivered a super-sized Christmas and New Year card to the governments of Japan, Norway and Iceland with the message: ‘tis the season to stop whaling for good!

Cruel pig competition loses support

Dec 9, 2008
Thanks to WSPA supporters and member society EAST, funding has been withdrawn from a cruel weight-based competition that ends with the inhumane slaughter of hundreds of pigs every year.

Take action for dolphins

Dec 5, 2008
Urge the Singapore government not to support the cruel practice of capturing wild dolphins to keep them in captivity.

Battle against bullfighting gains ground

Dec 3, 2008
The international campaign against bullfighting gained momentum in South America in November, with the ‘cultural’ argument for bullfighting taking a battering.

New facility offers special care for baited bears

Nov 26, 2008
An up-to-date clinic made possible by a generous supporter is now enabling staff at a WSPA-funded sanctuary in Pakistan to give rescued bears the very best care and treatment.

UDAW endorsed by American Veterinary Medical Association

Nov 25, 2008
The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) announced its support, in concept, for the Universal Declaration on Animal Welfare (UDAW) last week, joining more than 20 other national and international veterinary groups in doing so.

‘Ethical’ fur exposed: the case for a fur-free Christmas

Nov 24, 2008
A film has exposed the horrifying extent of animal suffering in Norway’s fur farms, providing a timely reminder of the true cost of fur and fur-trims for all seasonal shoppers.

Animal welfare on the agenda for developing countries

Nov 17, 2008
November 11 2008: The G77 hosted their first ambassador-level briefing on animal welfare and how it impacts on human livelihoods. WSPA provided the briefing.

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