Today, we regretfully heard the news that the Romanian Constitutional Court is upholding the “stray-killing” law, consigning thousands of stray dogs to death after 14 days of detention in public dog pounds.
WSPA and the Mexican Government will be co-hosting an event at the United National to discuss animals in disaster
More good news, another bear has been re-homed to the WSPA-funded Zarnesti sanctuary in Romania.
Fantastic news! Together with local partner, Asociatia Milioane De Prieteni (AMP), we have re-homed two remaining bears from Onesti Zoo in Romania.
Our Disaster Animal Response Team has travelled to Pelechuco district in La Paz province, Bolivia, to support communities affected by severe drought.
WSPA has held encouraging meetings with members of the Caribbean Island’s newly elected Government.
'Scientific Report' issued from CTF lacks credibility and cannot serve as basis for the dialogue
Last month, our disaster response teams began working with communities in the North Atlantic Autonomous region (RAAN) of Nicaragua, following a series of tropical storms.
A new document indicates that popular attraction Cayman Turtle Farm, or CTF, has had knowledge of animal health and endangerment problems on their property for more than six months, despite denials as recently as late 2012.
Great news for elephants on World Elephant Day! Several key Dutch tour operators have announced that they will no longer offer elephant rides and shows with travel packages.
Himalayan brown bear Lucia, meaning ‘light’, has her nose ring and ropes removed by the veterinary team on arrival at Balkasar sanctuary.
India is taking ground-breaking action to help safeguard the hundreds of thousands of animals and the millions of people who are affected each year by disasters.
It’s World Rabies Day and together with the Global Alliance for Rabies Control we are delighted to announce the signing of a global memorandum of understanding (MOU) to complement efforts to combat rabies across the world.
Mike Baker, WSPA CEO, helped to launch the ground-breaking Business Benchmark on Farm Animal Welfare (BBFAW) report at an investor event in London this week.
We are saddened to hear that a high proportion of turtles housed in the Cayman Island’s only Turtle Farm are still exhibiting signs of injury, disease and other abnormalities resulting from with intensive farming practices.
WSPA and CIWF release new briefing on human health and animal welfare.
The Ministry of Education in China has announced that it will be instating animal welfare and protection as a core higher education course for animal medical science students.
Sir Paul McCartney shows his support by promoting WSPA in the lavish brochure for his current, wildly successful, Out There tour.
We are celebrating! It’s the 10th year of our education work and we’re marking it by releasing the 3rd edition of its Concepts in Animal Welfare tool.
What is the impact of a disaster on animals and the communities that care for them? Scott Cantin revisits Dundgovi, Mongolia, to learn more
After initial hopes that the Cayman Turtle Farm would make meaningful changes to the distressing conditions in which sea turtles are kept, WSPA is disappointed to report that little action has been taken.
Independent, peer-reviewed journal finds diseases, warns of health concerns
Contact the Spanish Ambassador to the United States and ask him to speak out against legal protection for bullfighting.
Whales entangled in fishing gear off the Ecuadorian coast have a brighter future thanks to a rescue-training workshop that we helped support.
Happy World Humanitarian Day! At WSPA, we know that the lives and welfare of animals and humans are inextricably linked.
Across Europe, the continued growth of non-grazing farming methods is causing cows to vanish from the landscape.
We have launched our Collars Not Cruelty program in China to prevent culling due to the fear of rabies.
UN Committee on NGOs recommends WSPA for General Consultative Status.
Andreas, a 50 year old European brown bear, has passed away. He was one of the last dancing bears to be used for entertainment in Greece.
Australia has halted the live export of cattle to Egypt as shocking footage of animal cruelty in Egyptian slaughterhouses has emerged.
11 June 2013 (Republic of Korea) — The World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) and Green Korea United (GKU) have today urged MPs across South Korea to support a historic parliamentary bill that will see an end to the breeding of ‘bile bears’ and also propose a plan to close the country’s 53 bear bile facilities.
Once signed, legislation will be the largest ban on the trade of shark fins outside Asia.
WSPA joins other leading animal welfare organizations outside the Spanish Embassy in London to oppose proposed legislation that will protect bullfighting under the status of 'cultural heritage'.
WSPA joins the Sustainable Food Laboratory (SFL) as part of efforts to collaborate with businesses and mainstream animal welfare into sustainability.
The World Society for the Protection of Animals is happy to announce a partnership with Humane Society International (HIS) to make a stand against the Cayman Turtle Farm (CTF), and for true conservation and welfare of an endangered species.
Tragic fatal mauling of child highlights ongoing Romanian stray dog issues, but inhumane culls will not fix the problem.
Find out how our we are responding after animals are affected by flooding in Nicaragua and in northern India.