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.
We have long protested the mass clubbing of seals for fur and other products as inhumane, so last week’s World Trade Organization ruling that the European Union can ban the import and sale of seal products for “moral” reasons is a real victory for animals.
Along with the Mission of Ecuador to UN, we co-hosted a successful breakfast meeting with representatives of United Nations Member States and Agencies bringing us one step closer to getting animals in disasters included on the UN global agenda.
WSPA and the Mexican Government will be co-hosting an event at the United National to discuss animals in disaster
Earlier this year, the United Nations launched their global online MY World survey asking people around the world to vote on the issues that matter the most to them. So far, thanks to the help of thousands of animal-lovers worldwide, the great news is that 'animals' are being listed as one of the top priorities.
More good news, another bear has been re-homed to the WSPA-funded Zarnesti sanctuary in Romania.
Three Asiatic black bears used for the cruel sport of bear baiting have been handed over for a new life in the WSPA-funded sanctuary by their former owners in the Punjab province, Pakistan.
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
Since the BBC and WSPA first brought the shocking truth behind Kopi Luwak, or civet coffee, to mainstream attention around the world in September, our campaign has had a great start with a number of retailers withdrawing the sale of civet coffee from their shelves.
Through our Collars Not Cruelty pilot program in China, we have vaccinated over 70% of the dog population in the three areas where we are working. Meet some of the dogs and their owners.
Cyclone Phailin, a Category 5 cyclone, has hit the eastern coastline of India, with Odisha state particularly at risk. At one thousand miles long, it poses a huge threat to animals and the communities that care for them.
Last week, a category 5 cyclone was predicted to devastate India's eastern coastline. Tragically lives were lost, but comparatively speaking the death toll was far lower than expected.
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.
During World Rabies Day this year, on September 28, our team was in the Philippines working with our local partners to deliver mass dog vaccinations as part of our Collars Not Cruelty campaign.
Thanks to you, 2013 has been a year of delivering important change for millions of animals across the globe. Read this round-up of our successes for animals from our Executive Director, Anne Lieberman.
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.
The campaign for Supporting Better Dairy in Europe is celebrating! Thanks to our supporters we’ve achieved a whopping 293,511 signatures in support of improving dairy cow welfare.
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.
Every year, the Cayman Turtle Farm releases a handful of baby turtles into the wild in celebration of Pirates Week festival. The news that this year’s release has been cancelled is therefore a victory for turtles and a source of hope that things are beginning to improve at the Farm.
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.
In November 2013, entire communities in the Philippines were devastated by ‘super’ Typhoon Haiyan. Thanks to your incredible support, our Disaster Response Team was immediately on the ground helping the affected animals and their communities. James Sawyer, a member of our Disaster team shares his reflections on his time in the Philippines.
What is the impact of a disaster on animals and the communities that care for them? Scott Cantin revisits Dundgovi, Mongolia, to learn more
The second Business Benchmark report on Farm Animal Welfare (BBFAW) is encouraging higher farm animal welfare standards across the food industry.
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
Our Disaster Response Team is in the Philippines working with key partner organisations to assess and coordinate the needs of animals and their owners impacted by Typhoon Haiyan. But we need your help.
Our disaster response team have put together a short film to thank you for the work that's only been possible with your support.
We met with Spanish senators to hand in a letter signed by more than 100 animal welfare organizations from 29 countries.
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.
WSPA celebrates Animal-friendly culture in Mexico as three new cities in Mexico ban bullfighting
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.
Following the devastation of Typhoon Haiyan, WSPA’s Disaster Assessment Response Team is deploying to the Philippines to help the thousands of affected animals and their communities.