2008 News


Animal recovery continues in Myanmar

Jun 10, 2008
An update from the WSPA DART team, which remains in Myanmar delivering aid and working to improve the health of animals that survived Cyclone Nargis.

Anti- and pro-bullfighting groups go head to head in Europe

Jun 10, 2008
Update: As a result of last week's successful anti-bullfighting activity in the EU parliament, 95 MEPs and over 1,000 parliament staff signed petitions against bullfighting.

A helping hand for horses and donkeys

Jun 4, 2008
A recent WSPA grant is helping the Gambian Horse and Donkey Trust (GHDT) provide college-level training to combat the lack of local animal welfare knowledge and education that results in suffering for hardworking equines.

Emergency aid reaches animals in worst hit region of Myanmar

Jun 2, 2008
On Saturday May 31 the WSPA disaster assessment and response team (DART) entered Myanmar’s Irrawaddy Delta, the low-lying region hardest hit by Cyclone Nargis.

New, comprehensive text on long distance transport launched

May 27, 2008
Long Distance Transport and Welfare of Farm Animals was launched at the 76th General Session of the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE).

WSPA urges Vietnam to stay on track to end bears suffering in bear farms

May 23, 2008
Update: WSPA met last week with officials from Quang Ninh Provincial Government, urging them to ensure that the bears are placed into a sanctuary and offering our help.

Myanmar’s parallel disaster

May 22, 2008
WSPA today predicted that the parallel impact of the Myanmar disaster on animals and the subsequent affect on people will be catastrophic.

New animal welfare syllabus for student vets worldwide

May 19, 2008
WSPA has re-launched its internationally respected Concepts in Animal Welfare education programme, aimed at veterinary students all over the world.

Inhumane dog cull in India – Take action

May 19, 2008
Inhumane dog culling is continuing in Kerala in an alleged attempt to control rabies. Citizens For Animals and WSPA member society Animal Rescue Kerala have joined forces to draw attention to this cruelty.

WSPA says art is no excuse for cruelty

May 15, 2008
In 2007, artist Guillermo Vargas showed an emaciated live dog in an art show. WSPA and the Honduras Association for the Protection of Animals and their Environment have acted to prevent a repetition of this cruelty.

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