Several state legislatures are trying to prevent undercover investigations at factory farms being exposed to the public by proposing “ag-gag” bills. If passed, these bills would make the photography or videotaping of abuse, unsanitary or unethical activities on farms a crime.
Today, more than 100,000 virtual dogs are marching across the Internet to deliver a global message: Use collars, not cruelty, in the fight against rabies.
Lieberman brings 20 years of proven nonprofit experience to global animal welfare organization.
The public stance taken by the Mayor of Bogota has bolstered the anti-cruelty movement in Colombia and our bullfighting campaign in Latin America
Mayor helps movement towards bullfighting ban in Bogotá, Colombia.
Our partners, Education for Nature Vietnam (ENV), have taken action in Vietnam with WSPA support that has led to police and government officials shutting down illegal tours of bear farms in Ha Long Bay.
Twenty years after building the world's first bear sanctuary, we opened the final enclosure at the Zarnesti Bear Sanctuary this week in the Carpathian Mountains.
WSPA supporters helped ensure one huge change at June’s United Nations Conference for Sustainable Development (Rio+20): the inclusion of farm animals.
The International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting has concluded with both successes and disappointments for those committed to protecting marine mammals.
WSPA recently asked our supporters for help in urging Hawaii Legislators to support a bill (House Bill 2296 ) that would end the trade of bear gallbladders and bile and protect bears globally.
WSPA investigation uncovers shocking cruelty at Caribbean tourism hotspot.
We would like to congratulate the IUCN for voting a motion to end bear bile farming at their World Congress.
Alice Braga joined our campaign to promote farm animal welfare at the Earth Summit in Rio this week.
WSPA learned that the President of the Government Commission publicly stated the vote was "not a priority," and the assembly failed to accept the proposal.
WSPA supporters advocated for new law, which will help protect millions of sharks from cruel shark finning practices.
It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to John A. Hoyt, one of WSPA’s founding board members.
The Korean government has publicly committed to find a way to end bear farming in 2012.
Watch a slideshow of our newest residents at Balkasar Sanctuary.
As part of WSPA’s Pawprint campaign, supporters ask world leaders to put animal welfare at the heart of the upcoming Rio+20 conference agenda
Supporters around the world want protection for the thousands of sea lions in Chile that are at risk of capture and needless slaughter.
As 2012 sees a bullfight ban come into force in the Spanish region of Catalonia, WSPA is now working to halt the cruel practice across Latin America.
WSPA’s successful global campaign to protect dogs launches new projects in Bangladesh, the Philippines and Indonesia
The demand for shark fin soup is causing immense suffering for sharks around the world – help end the brutal practice of shark finning.
Balinese officials claim to bring the disease under control after WSPA-led, island-wide vaccination project.
Comedian Ricky Gervais has announced his support for WSPA’s Collars Not Cruelty campaign to protect dogs from both cruelty and rabies.
Former Beatle backs Stop Sea Turtle Farming campaign.
Cruel proposals are a serious blow to animal welfare.
WSPA, along with local partner Ecoceanos, are celebrating a success in our SOS Sea Lions Chile campaign, with 300 sea lions saved from needless slaughter.
We congratulate the OIE Delegates for adopting the first international standards on animal welfare in livestock production systems
Three black bears have been rescued from brutal lives of bear baiting.
The end of the bile industry is long overdue; the immense distress that the bears suffer is ongoing.
Vietnam’s pop diva My Linh and 50 other celebrities joined forces to celebrate Bear Day – calling for an end to the bear bile industry in Vietnam
WSPA will be calling on the UN and governments to recognise the importance and benefits of humane animal farming practices in ensuring we can feed the world sustainably.
Since January, WSPA's disaster relief team has been working in the Minas Gerais state of Brazil, helping animals affected by recent flooding and landslides. View a slideshow of some of the animals we've already saved.
WSPA’s 17 years of bear protection work in India and our part in ending the cruelty of bear dancing was recognised by the Indian government today, as it announced a national action plan to safeguard bears.
WSPA congratulates the Dhaka City Corporation for enforcing an immediate ban on dog culls in response to the threat of rabies.
We’re delighted to announce that our Chief Veterinary Adviser, Dr David Bayvel, has received an Honorary Bachelor of Veterinary Science in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the veterinary profession.
WSPA criticizes this proposal on grounds that it ignores a fundamental reality: that whales are conscious, intelligent animals who suffer slow, agonizing deaths when hit by the whalers’ exploding harpoons.
WSPA has helped secure agreement from the UN to include sustainable livestock AND animal health on the agenda for the UN Earth Summit (Rio+20)
WSPA is joining forces with some of the world’s leading animal welfare groups to support the First International Conference on Dog Population Management 2012, which will take place in York, England, this September.
Dr David Bayvel joins WSPA in the summer as Chief Veterinary Adviser, expanding WSPA’s global presence in the field of veterinary science.
Global support is growing fast for WSPA’s call for better farm animal welfare to be at the heart of discussions around sustainable development.