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2010: A year of animal welfare accomplishments

Dec 27, 2010
With 2010 coming to an end, WSPA would like to thank its donors and advocates for their ongoing support and dedication to helping animals.

Balkasar’s newest resident enjoys first taste of freedom

Dec 17, 2010
Chowti, the blind bear who was recently rescued from a life of bear baiting, has taken her first steps in a new life without cruelty

WSPA responds to flooding in Parrita, Costa Rica

Dec 10, 2010
When Hurricane Frank hit a low pressure belt in Costa Rica in November, there were terrible floods. Watch this video to see how WSPA teams worked with local authorities to treat and feed the surviving animals.

WSPA helps Nicaragua enact strict animal welfare laws

Dec 8, 2010
On December 2nd 2010, Members of Nicaragua’s National Assembly voted near unanimously to pass a law that includes some of the most stringent measures in animal welfare legislation in the world.

Holiday cruelty: investigation exposes reindeer mistreatment

Dec 6, 2010
A WSPA investigation has revealed that one of the holiday’s most popular symbols – the reindeer – is being subjected to immense suffering in large-scale round-ups and slaughter in Sweden and Finland.

How to shop fur-free this holiday season

Nov 29, 2010
Faux fur has no guarantee of being cruelty-free. As faux fur becomes more realistic-looking and real fur becomes harder to identify – because of increased use of dyes – WSPA has identified a few ways in which consumers can tell the difference between the two.

International star Leona Lewis stars in new WSPA ad

Nov 29, 2010
Today, the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) unveiled a new advertisement featuring singer and animal lover Leona Lewis supporting the organization’s bear sanctuary work.

A new bear at Balkasar

Nov 26, 2010
Chowti, an Asiatic black bear, was tied up and attacked by dogs who bit and mauled her while people watched for entertainment. For her, it was just another bear baiting event, forced upon her by her owner. Luckily, this one would be her last.

Faroese slaughter record number of pilot whales in 2010

Nov 26, 2010
In an upsetting development, Faroe Islanders have slaughtered more pilot whales in 2010 than in any of the past 15 years. The average annual catch for the past 10 years has been 627 pilot whales, while 1,115 have already been killed this year, to date.

Participate in Fur Free Friday

Nov 25, 2010
Worldwide events to protest against the fur industry and the one billion animals killed annually by the industry are being held on Friday 26th November

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