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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.

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.

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.

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.

Humane slaughter agreement signed In China
We are proud to be partnering with APSRI and commend them for their recognition of farm animal welfare as a critical issue of the future. The organizations will also work with relevant Chinese government agencies to establish humane slaughter legislation and codes of practice.

Global reach: WSPA celebrates 1,000 member societies
WSPA, the world’s largest alliance of animal welfare organisations, has grown to a total of 1,012 members. The 19 newest member societies will help strengthen the global animal welfare movement, changing many animals’ lives for the better.

WSPA names Disaster Management Director
For more than 25 years WSPA has worked with the animal victims of disasters, and is often the first, and sometimes the only organization that will go to the heart of a disaster to save animals.

New executive director takes the helm at WSPA USA
In recent years, Dr. Kornberg has become involved in the animal welfare movement, volunteering his expertise on issues ranging from the use of vivisection at medical schools, to examining the connection between domestic violence and animal abuse.

WSPA responds to disaster alerts in Mexico and Indonesia
WSPA funded veterinarians have been working in partnership with the IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare) assessment and intervention team in the region for the last two weeks with success.

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.

Anti-whaling countries hold slim margin
In an indicator vote on Japan's motion to delete small cetaceans from the agenda anti-whaling nations achieved 32 votes, while pro-whaling nations only achieved 30 votes.

World Animal Week reaches the UN
Together we highlighted the vital link between animal welfare and sustainable development, using this film to illustrate the urgency of the issue.

Spanish state TV stops children from watching bullfights
51 years after the Spanish state television broadcaster TVE showed its first bullfight, it has announced that it will not show bullfighting while children are viewing.

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