2008 News


Local networking saves bears from cruel contest

Mar 11, 2008
WSPA member society the Bioresource Research Centre Pakistan saved two bears by prevented a bear baiting event in February 2008.

Join the campaign against horse fighting

Mar 3, 2008
WSPA is supporting Network for Animals’ campaign against horse fighting by writing to the Philippine Bureau of Animal Welfare.

WSPA acts as volcano threatens communities and animals

Feb 13, 2008
WSPA and member society PAE bring supplies for animals affected by the Tungurahua volcano.

Taiwan to ban live bird markets

Jan 29, 2008
WSPA and member society EAST welcome the government of Taiwan's public confirmation that a ban on live bird markets will come into effect in April 2008.

Costa Rican seas safe for whales and dolphins

Jan 22, 2008
WSPA welcomes the news that the President of Costa Rica has signed a decree which declares the sea around the country a protected area for whales and dolphins.

Head of State is millionth UDAW supporter

Jan 21, 2008
Costa Rican President and Nobel Lauriat, Oscar Arias Sánchez, is the official one millionth signatory to the petition for a Universal Declaration on Animal Welfare.

Honorary Vice President of WSPA dies at 85

Jan 17, 2008
WSPA's Honorary Vice President, Murdaugh Madden, died in Washington, DC on January 13, 2008 at the age of 85.

FDA approves products from cloned animals

Jan 16, 2008
After recommending a voluntary moratorium in 2001, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced this week that it has deemed cloned animals “safe to eat” after seven years of study.

Proposed NATURALLY RAISED label falls short

Jan 16, 2008
WSPA recently submitted public comments in response to a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) proposal to create a new "naturally raised" marketing claim for use on animal products.

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