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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.

WSPA releases online education resource in three languages
The content forms part of the existing Animal Welfare Online site and also acts as a resource bank for other individuals and organizations involved in animal welfare and humane education that have produced high-quality and effective resources.

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.

WSPA counters abandonment of cats in China
To date we have found neither evidence nor direct reports of indiscriminate catching/trapping of cats by the authorities of Beijing.

Brutal pig slaughter in Egypt
The World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) has explicitly stated that culling is an inappropriate reaction to the outbreak of swine flu, as there is no known link between the flu and pigs.

Animal welfare network reaches Monserrat
As Montserrat Animal Protection Society (MAPS) became the first animal welfare group in that country to join the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) - the partnership got right to work protecting animals in the wake of renewed volcanic activity this week.

WSPA announces new Director General
Today, WSPA has a presence in over 150 countries around the world and the commitment displayed by every member of this alliance has allowed for some truly impressive achievements – the sound of so many voices speaking on individual issues has been a powerful tool for advancing global animal welfare.

UNESCO endorses WSPA education program
The program is based on a similar animal welfare education program that has been successful in Costa Rica for over 16 years.

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.

WSPA launches new website to educate Traditional Asian Medicine users on bear farming
More than 12,000 endangered Asiatic black bears are cruelly confined in bear farms, facilities at which many are kept in tiny cages and their bile is regularly extracted and sold for use in Traditional Asian Medicine (TAM).

Dr Gus Thornton, a former WSPA president, has died following a long illness
He cared so very deeply about animals and people, was a kind and generous person, and he spent his life helping others….he will be greatly missed.

Queen Rania launches center for care of working animals
The center also spearheads education projects in schools that promote humane behavior towards animals and provides pet therapy for people with special needs.

New, comprehensive text on long distance transport launched
The largest and most comprehensive academic reference text on the long distance transport of animals for slaughter was presented to almost 100 of the world’s Chief Veterinary Officers in a reception on May 26 2008.

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