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Pro-whalers may seize International Whaling Commission

Jun 8, 2006
The International Whaling Commission (IWC) is currently holding its 58th annual meeting on the island of St. Kitts in the Caribbean.

WSPA sponsors Caribbean conference

Jun 8, 2006
The Caribbean Animal Welfare Conference, held on May 15-17, brought together over 140 participants from 26 Caribbean nations, the United Kingdom, Canada and the U.S.

New rescue vehicle for Colobus Trust

May 11, 2006
The World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) recently donated a truck to their member society the Friends of the Colobus Trust (The Trust), in Daini, Kenya.

Proposed dolphin scheme in Thailand thwarted

May 9, 2006
Dr. Roy Jones, WSPA's Wildlife Coordinator in Asia, participated in a meeting held on Saturday, May 8th at the Pearl Hotel to discuss a planned swim-with-dolphins program being presented by a Danish doctor and a local marine center. Dr. Jones offered evidence, showing that dolphins cannot live naturally in captivity. WSPA is pleased to report that plans to build the facility have been abandoned.

Animals being evacuated from volcano area

May 3, 2006
The World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) is preparing to evacuate thousands of animals ahead of a volcanic eruption on the Indonesian Island of Java.

WSPA monitors two disaster zones

Apr 24, 2006
WSPA's disaster management team is currently monitoring two critical situations and assessing the needs of the animals in the affected areas.

McCartney's highlight seal hunt

Mar 31, 2006
Paul and Heather McCartney's, longtime animal advocates, are traveling this week to the Canadian ice floes where thousands of baby seals are being born.

Bearing witness to seal slaughter

Mar 29, 2006
WSPA Campaigns Officer Melissa Tkachyk joined the Humane Society of the United States' (HSUS) Seal Watch team on Saturday, March 25th, to observe and document Canada's bloody seal hunt.

Baboon flown to sanctuary

Mar 27, 2006
The World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) recently helped to fund the rescue of a young female baboon named Lola, who was living in pet shop in Beirut, Lebanon.

New executive director takes the helm at WSPA USA

Mar 20, 2006
Allan Kornberg MD has been appointed Executive Director of the United States office of The World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA).

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